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"23.10.2016 08:18:06" FIRE crews are dealing with a barn fire in the Butterknowle area this morning.
County Durham's fire brigade says the blaze involves 150 tonnes of hay and straw. Four fire appliances have been at the scene.
"22.10.2016 16:43:04" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Saturday sports update – cup joy for football teams; league win for Barney RUFC There were some excellent performances from the dale's sports teams this afternoon. Barnard Castle RUFC ran out 30-15 winners against Midd...
"22.10.2016 16:32:02" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Experts' warning to motorists against using 'back road to Brough' in bad weather David Stewart and Peter Miller, from Kirkby Stephen MRT A SEARCH and rescue team has warned drivers not put themselves at risk in the co...
"22.10.2016 16:31:43" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Stainton's Charlotte impresses at Horse of the Year Show A TALENTED young rider has done Teesdale proud at the nation's biggest horse show. Charlotte Martin, from Stainton Village, was the highes...
"22.10.2016 16:31:21" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale farmers flock to sheep industry update AN evening to ensure dale farmers are up-to-date with current industry issues attracted an audience of more than 80 to Middleton-in-Teesda...
"22.10.2016 16:31:02" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Eggleston driver crowned North of England Tarmac champion A TEESDALE driver has won the North of England Tarmac Rally Championship after the final round of racing earlier this month. Alistair Hutc...
"21.10.2016 18:50:49" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Katie unveils new-look chippie in Barnard Castle town centre Steve Barker and daughter Katie at their chippy A Barnard Castle fish and chip shop has undergone a complete rebranding after coming und...
"21.10.2016 18:50:17" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Ploughers aim for precision at annual Ewe Bank match MORE than 20 tractors from yesteryear converged on Teesdale for the sixth annual Ewe Bank Vintage Ploughing Match. Ploughmen came from...
"21.10.2016 18:49:24" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Fury over dog mess left on Cockfield recreation area IRRESPONSIBLE dog owners in a dale village could face fines of up to £1,000 if they refuse to clean up after their pets. Fed up parish cou...
"21.10.2016 18:48:50" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Further frustration as Barnard Castle Market Cross is damaged again Campaigners are to put more pressure on authorities to prevent further damage to a Teesdale heritage landmark. This repeated call for acti...
"21.10.2016 18:48:20" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Andrew steps up to dream job as head gamekeeper at Raby Estates FEW people get to turn their hobby into their dream job, but Raby Estate's new head gamekeeper is one of those people. Andrew Hyslop's lov...
"21.10.2016 18:42:47" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Viking longboat to go up in flames at Barney's bonfire BURNING AMBITION: Martin Bacon with the longboat BARNARD Castle's bonfire night is to undergo a major overhaul, with i... Can't wait for this! The event's now at Streatlam. Full details in next week's paper.
"21.10.2016 07:54:08" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Bowes pre-school's 'use it or lose it' warning A PRE-SCHOOL leader has warned of disaster for south Teesdale communities if it cannot attract more children. Jane Ascroft, chairwoman of ...
"21.10.2016 07:53:47" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barningham bright spark Jay hatches a winning idea A young Teesdale entrepreneur's company which provides Mandarin-speaking guides for Chinese tourists visiting Britain has been named one o...
"21.10.2016 07:53:28" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Mum to speak on son's fatal car crash as part of driver safety campaign THE brave mother of a Teesdale man who died in a car crash is again helping young people become safer drivers by reliving his tragic story...
"21.10.2016 07:53:02" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Whorlton exhibition will showcase talents of amateur artists AN exhibition showcasing the creative talents of a group of amateur artists is to open this weekend. Whorlton Art Group and Staindrop Art ...
"20.10.2016 08:08:36" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle town councillors to host first fact finding surgery PEOPLE'S queries and worries about Barnard Castle are being sought for a new fact Town councillor Emma Rowell finding surgery. Barnard ...
"20.10.2016 08:08:09" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Cash lifeline to safguard Barnard Castle-based mental health charity A MENTAL health support group has receiving cash to cover their costs for the next two years. The Sufferers, Overcomers and Supporters (SO...
"20.10.2016 08:07:20" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Social enterprise Warm Age Wood Company moves into Barnard Castle town centre shop A UNIQUE social enterprise in Teesdale has taken the bold step up from market stall to high street shop. The Warm Age Wood Company, which ...
"20.10.2016 08:06:57" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Hamsterley Primary School's global outlook wins British Council award A TEESDALE school's commitment to learning about the wider world has been honoured with a top accolade. Hamsterley Primary School was awar...
"19.10.2016 08:03:03" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com After £500,000 revamp, Staindrop has its hall for all STAINDROP'S Scarth Memorial Hall has been re-opened after a massive overhaul. The 150-year-old hall, which was closed for several months w...
"19.10.2016 08:02:45" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Toft Hill residents launch community speedwatch group to monitor A68 traffic A TRAFFIC hotspot on the A68 will be well monitored thanks to the launch of a community speedwatch group. Volunteers from Toft Hill and E...
"19.10.2016 08:02:25" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale-based coming-of-age film to be premiered in Barnard Castle A FEATURE film set in and around Barnard Castle will be screened for the first time at The Witham this month. Produced by Ambitious Motion...
"19.10.2016 08:02:04" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale accountant made a Freeman of London in rare honour A TEESDALE accountant now has the right to carry a naked sword in London. Copley's Glynis Catterson has worked at S&A Builders Merchants i...
"18.10.2016 15:01:25" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Mickleton youngster refuses to let disability get in his way A Mickleton youngster who is determined not to let anything get in his way has raised more than £400 for charity. Ethan Fletcher, 8, suffe...
"18.10.2016 14:03:39" Timeline Photos TEESDALE MERCURY WEBSITE
As regular online readers will have seen, we have been experiencing serious problems with our website. As a temporary solution while a new site is developed, we have launched www.teesdalemercury.blogspot.co.uk which will feature
"18.10.2016 13:40:56" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Special status for Barningham's Milbank Arms pub STILL GOING: Neil Turner ONE of Britain's quirkiest pubs has been given special protection. The Milbank Arms, in Barningham, is one of n...
"18.10.2016 13:38:06" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Castle Players' leading ladies to stage Cagebirds A VISIT to see her daughter on stage inspired Castle Players artistic director Mary Stastny to bring an allegorical one-act play to Teesda...
"18.10.2016 09:22:47" Timeline Photos In this week's paper, the planned closure of HSBC's Barnard Castle branch has been described as a hammer blow for rural customers.
Parents dropping off pupils at Staindrop Primary School are being asked to abide by a travel plan after fears were raised
"18.10.2016 09:12:59" Timeline Photos All our pictures from this week's paper are now up online at www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk to browse and buy, including a nice selection of Montalbo Primary's citizen scientists...
"13.10.2016 19:35:18" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post A few photos from the launch of Teesdale artist Steve Messam's project to turn barns at Bowlees into waterfalls by using lighting and video footage. You can see them lit up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday after dusk - and the same days the following
"11.10.2016 10:43:10" Timeline Photos All the pictures from this week's Teesdale Mercury are now up on our dedicated photographic website to browse and buy, including stunning images of the Ewe Bank Vintage Ploughing Match. Go to www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk and have a look
"11.10.2016 10:35:11" Timeline Photos Another busy week at Mercury towers with plenty in this week's paper, including:
A call for "fair play" over the sale of the former field studies centre in Middleton-in-Teesdale;
Find out what's going up in flames at this year's Barney bonfire;
"11.10.2016 09:41:45" We're having a few technical problems with our website at the moment, so if anyone wants to send us any information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us instead of going through the website. You can also send a message via
"10.10.2016 11:45:37" Timeline Photos European eagle owl goes missing in Teesdale – owner desperate to get it back, police say it could try to take a cat or small dog if it gets desperate enough
A LARGE European eagle owl has gone missing in Teesdale – and police say if it becomes hungry it
"07.10.2016 08:05:59" Egglestone Abbey Bridge near Barnard Castle will be closed for repairs on Sunday, October 9. Durham County Council is carrying out work on the historic structure which has been hit a number of times in recent months by lorries. Diversions will be in
"07.10.2016 07:29:07" The A66 is closed eastbound between the A67 at Bowes and Scotch Corner following a crash involving a car and a lorry.
Emergency services are at the scene near Gilling West. North Yorkshire Police said the road would be shut for some time.
"05.10.2016 14:27:39" The Great North Air Ambulance's Guardian of the North helicopter landed at Barnard Castle Cricket Club shortly before 1pm after being called to assist the North East Ambulance Service with a patient who had a leg injury. The woman,who is described as
"04.10.2016 09:38:03" Timeline Photos This week, we're announcing the lucky couple who have won a wedding at Lartington Hall worth £10,000. We've got a full interview with Lisa Clement and James Layton, from Barnard Castle, who got the most votes in the competition, run by the Teesdale
"03.10.2016 16:00:31" Timeline Photos All the photos from our First Class supplement are now uploaded on www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk
"30.09.2016 17:42:51" Great North Air Ambulance Service A family who survived a horrific car crash are planning their next fundraising drive for the charities which supported them.
Jack and Sophie Handyside, from Butterknowle, County Durham, suffered life-changing injuries in the collision on the A688 on A fantastic cause!
"28.09.2016 07:30:35" Timeline Photos All last week's photos in the TM are now available to browse and buy at www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk . They include everything from Eggleston Show to in-bloom awards.
"27.09.2016 20:15:38" Timeline Photos THE biggest mountain rescue operation in the Lunedale area for years ended well after a grouse beater was found by search teams after going missing for 24 hours.
The drama began when fellow grouse beaters raised the alarm at about 3pm on Monday on Warcop
"27.09.2016 19:37:05" Timeline Photos Artists told to resubmit planning application for cast iron feather that's been built 40cm too tall
"27.09.2016 19:36:14" Timeline Photos A full-filled and marvellous Dahl day at Startforth School
"27.09.2016 19:35:13" Timeline Photos Bloomin' wonderful, Middleton-in-Teesdale achieves its gold ambition
"27.09.2016 13:52:00" Timeline Photos A PHOTO competition is being launched to celebrate Teesdale's waterfalls – big and small – ahead of the launch of a major outdoor artwork.
Teesdale artist Steve Messam will transform three whitewashed barns into an artwork called Waterfall, which will run
"27.09.2016 12:00:00" Timeline Photos This week's Teesdale Mercury includes our annual supplement containing dozens of photos from new starters at schools and nurseries across the Teesdale area.
Here are some of the headlines making the main paper.
A Teesdale father is campaigning to get his
"27.09.2016 08:38:10" Timeline Photos Here's the front cover of our new starters pullout which has 11 pages of photos. Available in this week's Teesdale Mercury, out today
The list includes:
Green Lane school and nursery
Hamsterley school and nursery
Oakley Cross, West
"24.09.2016 15:00:34" Timeline Photos The last of Teesdale's agricultural shows for 2016 was held at Langdon Beck today – small but perfectly formed. Here, upper dale farmer Tom Hutchinson shows his ewe to the judges. See next week's paper for report and pictures
"23.09.2016 14:27:40" Timeline Photos UPDATED: Man carries out a robbery at the Co-op in Middleton-in-Teesdale wearing a dress, clown mask and washing-up gloves. He assaulted a shop worker after being challenged. Locals have described the crime as "sick".
"22.09.2016 18:24:15" Timeline Photos "I thought, I can't fall off, I've got a wedding to go to."
Meet the 72-year-old who climbed the hair-raising Sharp Edge in the Lake District
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"22.09.2016 18:19:45" Timeline Photos It's one of the most beautiful places to fish in England but...
Barnard Castle Angling Club is mystified by a sudden drop in membership
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"20.09.2016 13:41:16" Timeline Photos It's Tuesday at Teesdale Mercury towers - and that can only mean one thing in our offices - a peep into the past for our history page, which we start putting together about now each week. This is a cracking photo we thought we'd share
"20.09.2016 12:32:25" Timeline Photos Don't forget, this week's paper includes a free 64-page glossy magazine
"20.09.2016 12:31:30" Timeline Photos Here's what the front of our Eggleston Show supplement looks like. Eight pages packed with photos and results. With this week's edition
"20.09.2016 12:30:39" Timeline Photos The front page of our special souvenir pullout celebrating Barnard Castle Cricket Club's historic league win. In this week's paper
"20.09.2016 12:29:14" Timeline Photos Divided: Boundary changes would split our dale in two...
This week's front page is about the plans announced by the boundary commission which will see people living the same street represented by different MPs.
In this week's paper, we've also got an
"18.09.2016 12:15:41" This week we'll be puting together our eight-page pullout of school starters which will be out on Weds, September 28. We've got some lovely photos - looking forward with sharing them all.
"16.09.2016 19:35:11" Timeline Photos Two years ago Barnard Castle resident Helen Holmes was left brain damaged by diabetes. She died in a hospice last month. In this touching obituary, her family pay tribute to her
"15.09.2016 10:01:05" Timeline Photos This week's TM also includes an eight-page pullout packed with photos and results from Bowes Show.
"14.09.2016 20:50:55" Ahead of this morning's public meeting where Durham County Council met to decide the future of Startforth Morritt Primary School, we ran an editorial comment in the paper.
We're sad to say things panned out as predicted – there was no searching debate on
"14.09.2016 12:57:05" Timeline Photos PASSIONATE PLEA TO SAVE STARTFORTH SCHOOL FELL ON DEAF EARS
STARTFORTH Morritt Primary School's days have been numbered after councillors unanimously voted to close it today – despite pleas from the community.
Durham County Council's cabinet agreed to
"14.09.2016 11:59:12" Timeline Photos Here's a photo we took of Startforth school yesterday when it held a Roald Dahl day – just one of many examples of the fantastic rural school it is. As we've been reporting in this week's paper, another 40 homes are being planned for Startforth to go
"14.09.2016 09:31:05" Bad news. Durham Council Council's cabinet has just voted to close Startforth School in December. More to follow.
"13.09.2016 21:02:59" Julian Taken by iPad this evening, been a great show. Fantastic photo from tonight's storm.
"13.09.2016 07:57:36" Timeline Photos This week's Teesdale Mercury sees the launch of voting for our Win a Wedding Competition with a cut-out voting coupon.
We're profiling the six finalists vying to win a dream wedding worth £10,000 at Lartington Hall.
Please note: There is already high
"12.09.2016 17:59:32" Andy Reporter on the prowl ;) :) Our man Martin Paul at Bowes Show
"10.09.2016 06:46:16" Timeline Photos Bowes showfield is looking glorious this morning ahead of the big day. This one was taken by the organisers.
"09.09.2016 21:21:23" Timeline Photos A TEESDALE man has swapped motorbikes for music after suffering devastating injuries in a horrific crash.
Kev Pattison now plans to raise money for the lifesavers who came to his aid at a special gig in October. - See more at:
"09.09.2016 21:20:30" Timeline Photos THE future of Teesdale's nearest urgent care centre is in doubt because of a health shake-up.
However, chiefs have promised an improved NHS 111 phoneline after widespread claims from people in Teesdale and the rest of the county that it was a “waste of
"09.09.2016 20:38:35" Timeline Photos It's the second Saturday in September and that means it's Bowes Agricultural Show. Look out for our Mercury men on the spot Martin Paul and Stuart Laundy. You can't miss them - they'll be armed with a notebook and camera. This was the scene last year when
"09.09.2016 08:29:25" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post Brignall Banks – one of Teesdale's special places. A few photos and a brief potted history...
SOME of the first tourists to Teesdale went not to High Force but to Brignall Banks.
The wooded glen on the River Greta was immortalised by Sir Walter Scott in
"09.09.2016 07:57:52" twitter.com Martin Rogers on Twitter “A little bit of early sun in Teesdale today! @NorthPennAONB @ThisisDurham and https://t.co/esWcPZgqyd” Just superb! A few photos taken by Middleton-in-Teesdale's Martin Rogers
"06.09.2016 13:19:28" Timeline Photos This week's paper also includes our monthly Farm and Country supplement featuring a preview of the dale's agricultural shows and much more besides
"06.09.2016 13:13:56" Timeline Photos And all the pictures from this week's paper are now up online to browse and buy at our dedicated website www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk including those from last weekend's produce shows...
"06.09.2016 13:10:12" Timeline Photos Plenty going on in this week's 64-page paper
"04.09.2016 15:39:03" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post To Barningham and then Staindrop for produce and leeks this afternoon. More stunning entries - here are a couple from the floral classes. Pictures and reports in this coming week's paper.
"03.09.2016 16:06:13" Timeline Photos Some lovely produce on view at Cotherstone's annual show this afternoon. Report and pix next week. In the meantime, here's Roy Siswick receiving his trophy from Karolina Szyluk for the best in flowers
"03.09.2016 12:26:46" Timeline Photos It's the Barney Jam around town today - here's Andy Yeadon and Moray Nellis kicking things off at the Commercial a little earlier. 21 musicians and bands playing at seven venues around town all day and into the night.
"02.09.2016 09:47:21" ***NOMINATE YOUR UNSUNG HERO NOW***
PEOPLE have only two weeks left to nominate local champions, unsung heroes and great organisations for the Teesdale Mercury Community Pride Awards.
The awards aim to recognise people in Teesdale who go out of their way
"31.08.2016 20:23:39" Timeline Photos Land Rover out, Ford Ranger in... Durham Police has a rethink of the 4x4 needed in rural areas like Teesdale.
A spokesman said: "This is a Ford Ranger, a recent addition to the force fleet. It will be used mainly in our rural areas and will be especially
"30.08.2016 13:52:50" twitter.com Jack Boothby on Twitter “Barnard Castle | Teesdale feel free to share the beauty of England's historic towns! #drone #photography #castle” Not a bad view!
"30.08.2016 11:00:00" Timeline Photos This week's TM - the Staindrop student who got 13 A-star grades at GCSE, Barney Cricket Club on the brink of a historic title and the guitar maker who is holding a special gig to thank
"27.08.2016 13:04:15" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post TOP CATS ARE FELINE FINE
Nearly 250 pampered pussycats have gone on show in Barnard Castle.
The championship cat show, organised by Teesside and Cumberland cat clubs, is being held today at Teesdale Leisure Centre, in Barnard Castle.
Pedigree breeds have
"25.08.2016 13:49:34" Andy Low over Lartington. Members of Bowes Club on board.
"25.08.2016 12:42:43" Timeline Photos The family of a keen motorcyclist who died after a road collision in Teesdale yesterday morning have spoken of his life-long passion for bikes.
Eric Winn, 72, died after his Suzuki GSF 1200 machine collided with a Mazda car on an un-named road between
"24.08.2016 14:28:28" BIKER KILLED IN DALE ROAD CRASH
A motorcyclist has died after his bike was in a collision with a car on a rural road in Teesdale this morning.
The incident happened at about 10.30am in the village of Woodland. The vehicles involved were a Mazda car and
"23.08.2016 13:03:34" Timeline Photos We've been busy out and about again – produce shows, village fairs, holiday fun, sports events and much more – and all our photos from this week's paper are now up online to browse and buy. Go to www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk and have a look
"23.08.2016 09:49:30" This week is your last chance to enter our competition to win a wedding at Lartington Hall worth a whopping £10,000
WHAT YOU CAN WIN
The winners get the private and exclusive use of Lartington Hall and its gardens. This includes the use of the Old
"23.08.2016 09:21:37" Timeline Photos IT'S another news-packed Teesdale Mercury, out in the shops today.
Here are some of the headlines:
Police to tackle speeding drivers through Startforth.
Meet the daredevil retiree who raised £1,500 by being strapped to a biplane.
Roll up, roll up – and
"20.08.2016 17:25:43" Timeline Photos Lovely afternoon visiting Dalton and Gayles Show and Gainford Show. Some magnificent produce on show. Reports, pictures and results from both in next week's paper. Meanwhile, enjoy Susan Anderson's lilies which were among a strong flower section at Dalton
"20.08.2016 08:55:07" Timeline Photos If you are a keen gardener with an hour or two to spare on Sunday (21st), this will interest you - it's stunning and you can visit as part of the open gardens scheme
"18.08.2016 12:13:39" Timeline Photos REPAIRS TO EGGLESTONE ABBEY BRIDGE
The Abbey Bridge will be closed for for four days for essential repairs this weekend.
The repairs are needed after the bridge was repeatedly hit by vehicles a small number of times in recent months.
The bridge, which
"17.08.2016 08:10:59" Timeline Photos All our pictures from this week's Teesdale Mercury are now up online to browse and buy, including all the summer events we've called by to see. Go to our dedicated photo site www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk and have a look
"16.08.2016 10:45:39" Timeline Photos Another busy week at Mercury towers. Here's what's making the news...
"14.08.2016 14:10:27" Timeline Photos Great fun at Eggleston for the sheep racing this afternoon. Massive crowd to see Sheargar winning the first race! Loads more pictures in this coming week's paper
"13.08.2016 16:55:30" Timeline Photos BARNEY CC GO MARCHING
The NYSD top of the table clash between Barney and Marske was over in a flash with Barney thrashing their under strength opponents by nine wickets. Star of the show again was Karl Turner (pictured reverse sweeping) with four wickets
"09.08.2016 12:20:32" Timeline Photos Paper's packed full of pictures this week – from Middleton Carnival and the Stephen Mitchell Memorial Shoot to all the summer holiday activities going on up and down the dale such as the bug hunt at Bowlees. You can browse and buy them at out dedicated
"09.08.2016 12:18:01" Timeline Photos It's been another busy week. Here's what's making the news... http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/in-this-week-s-64-page-teesdale-mercury#sthash.KKUQBKFc.dpbs
"09.08.2016 12:16:53" Timeline Photos Don't miss August's 24-page Farm and Country Monthly supplement which comes as part of this week's paper
"08.08.2016 06:56:21" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Barningham Cricket Club on winning the Darlington and District Cricket League's Cec Leece Trophy with a comprehensive victory against Haughton at Barton on Sunday. Full report and pictures in this week's paper.
"05.08.2016 14:40:16" This just in from Durham County Council...
Road resurfacing work is to be carried out at Barnard Castle.
Durham County Council is to resurface the A67 junction of Bede Road and Harmire Road, with work to begin on Saturday 6 August and expected to last
"05.08.2016 12:41:11" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post WIN A WEDDING WORTH £10,000 AT LARTINGTON HALL
Struggling to choose that perfect venue for your big day? If it's a luxury countryside hideaway that you had in mind, look no further than Lartington Hall, where your wedding day really will be a dream come
"04.08.2016 07:28:55" Timeline Photos Don't forget to nominate someone for the Teesdale Mercury Community Pride Awards 2016.
An awards night presentation will be held at The Witham Hall in November to celebrate our unsung heroes. All we need is your nominations.
"02.08.2016 14:05:37" Timeline Photos This week's Teesdale Mercury front page
Here are some of the headlines:
"27.07.2016 08:17:13" Timeline Photos Barnard Castle CC, Barningham CC and Raby CastleCC are all in the running honour as various cup competitions reach their climaxs. Here's a pic of Barney's Jack Robinson, who took four wickets in last night's NYSD 15/15 win against
"27.07.2016 08:13:56" Timeline Photos Jobs boost as Glaxo invests £92million at its plant in Barnard Castle.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/jobs-boost-as-glaxo-invests-%C2%A392million-at-glaxo-in-barnard-castle#sthash.qLO9U88H.dpuf
"26.07.2016 17:23:27" Anyone lost a racing pigeon? Blue ring. NEHU2016 DC3838. Last digit may be wrong. It won't stand still! Please share so we can try to reunite it with its owner and before the cats try to catch it!
"26.07.2016 10:38:49" Timeline Photos This week's Teesdale Mercury includes an eight-page special supplement celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Dales Ponies - Teesdale's native breed. We've got lots of photos, features, history and a guide to centenary events taking place in Teesdale in
"26.07.2016 10:19:32" Timeline Photos AWARDS WILL RECOGNISE THE UNSUNG HEROES OF OUR DALE - GET NOMINATING NOW!
THE Teesdale Mercury is planning the biggest celebration of community champions ever held in the dale.
The Teesdale Mercury's Community Pride Awards are being launched this
"26.07.2016 09:55:31" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post A bit of catching up to do this morning, but all our pictures from the last couple of weeks are now up on our dedicated photo website www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk where you can browse and buy images from the paper. This includes the second
"26.07.2016 09:54:08" Timeline Photos Sadness as Radio Teesdale closes after running out of money... and the farm firm facing criminal charges.
What's making the news this week.
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"23.07.2016 08:31:53" twitter.com Mandy Watson on Twitter “Don't miss TM Magazine in today's @teesdalemercury: £200 family ticket #competitions, keep kids occupied. #teesdale” £200 of family tickets for great days out up for grabs in this week's TM Magazine, free with this week's paper
"19.07.2016 11:34:46" Timeline Photos Police condemn actions of young people who climbed to top of castle... what's making the news this week - See more at:
"14.07.2016 11:10:17" Meeting in Barnard Castle tonight to discuss changes to regions hospitals
DARLINGTON Memorial Hospital could be downgraded – or enhanced – by health bosses who want to provide specialist emergency care at fewer sites.
It could mean people in rural
"12.07.2016 19:27:24" Timeline Photos Brass in the Park came to The Bowes Museum tonight as part of the Big Brass Bash – the Durham Brass Festival 2016. Serving up some superb entertainment were the likes of Les Bomb'Z Atomic and Funky Style Brass who went down really well with those who
"12.07.2016 12:02:35" Timeline Photos This week's front page is the latest from Startforth School – Durham County Council has issued formal closure notices but there's hope that the school will be saved through a plan that's being drawn up.
Here's what else is making the news:
"11.07.2016 19:27:51" Timeline Photos A spoonful of sugar...
We've just gone to the printers with two pages packed with photos from Staindrop Carnival - but there are so many pictures we'll be printing a few more the week after too. Here's another one to show you what's in store.
"09.07.2016 14:06:16" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post Oompa loompa doompety doo, we've got photos of Staindrop Carnival for you...
The rain held off for a colourful Staindrop Carnival this afternoon. We've got dozens of great pictures, including many group photos of fancy dress entries, for next week's
"08.07.2016 12:36:06" Timeline Photos THE ROAD TO WEMBLEY STARTS HERE
We're barely half way through the cricket season, but the draw has been made for the extra preliminary round of the 2016/17 FA Cup, with teams in the draw still six games away from the first round proper (excluding
"07.07.2016 18:55:21" Timeline Photos BARNEY CC AT THE DOUBLE
Barnard Castle CC II made it two cup final wins out of two after trouncing Guisborough CC at Vere Road in the final of the Readman Cup tonight. The visitors were skittled for just 59 - three wickets for Tom Merryweather and four
"05.07.2016 12:53:29" Timeline Photos It's another busy paper this week - here are a few of the headlines making the news:
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/what-s-inside-this-week-s-new-packed-tm#sthash.M0MdfvG6.dpuf
"03.07.2016 10:36:31" Timeline Photos Well done to Evenwood CC who defeated Durham Cricket League Div 2 leaders Murton to go top at the half way point in the season. Read how they did it in this week's Mercury - it's fair to say Mairaj Khan played his part in the comprehensive win...
"02.07.2016 18:34:53" Timeline Photos A TEESDALE paramedic has raised more than £1,600 for charity after taking gold in her first “Ironman” triathlon.
Barnard Castle's Sarah Smith completed the gruelling Lakesman swim, cycle and run in Cumbria coming home in a time of 10 hours 56 minutes and
"02.07.2016 18:22:05" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post There can't be too many better places to play a game of cricket on a summer's afternoon than Aldbrough St John. We were along for the game against Barningham. Full round up and more pictures in next week's Teesdale Mercury
"02.07.2016 17:44:03" Timeline Photos Lovely day at Toft Hill and Etherley fete today. Evil Doctor looks less than impressed though! Pictures in next week's Teesdale Mercury
"01.07.2016 08:05:51" Timeline Photos The Somme 100 years on: We will remember them...
Gainford held a special service this morning with a silence at 7.28am.
Exactly a century before the Allied guns fell silent as the troops waited to go over the
"30.06.2016 19:02:03" 'Elf and safety gone mad?
'We won't let you put up a life-saving defibrillator on the wall because a child may bump their head on it,' says council.
Christine Mitchell's late husband, Stephen, died suddenly in 2010, aged 52. A memorial fund set up in
"30.06.2016 18:55:37" Timeline Photos Fred, 90, forsakes birthday gifts to help cancer charity
"30.06.2016 18:54:46" ROAD surveys have shown that 85 per cent of motorists go too fast through a dale village.
"30.06.2016 18:54:06" Timeline Photos THE curlew is the sound of an upland summer in Teesdale. But a nature conservation organisation says it may soon become extinct
"30.06.2016 18:22:31" Timeline Photos Teesdale's MP: Why I've joined Labour rebels over Jeremy Corbyn.
MP Helen Goodman, who represents Teesdale and the Bishop Auckland constituency, has stated her case of why she is joining the other Labour MPs who are opposing the Labour leader.
"29.06.2016 13:52:44" POLICE are seeking witnesses after a pick-up truck was stolen from Jersey Farm Hotel near Barnard Castle earlier this afternoon.
A silver Nissan Navara with a white roof was reported stolen at
"29.06.2016 10:03:35" Timeline Photos All our photos from the 1940s weekend in Barnard Castle – along with dozens more from this week's paper – are now up online to browse and buy at our dedicated photo website www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk
"28.06.2016 11:52:00" Timeline Photos Police investigate allegations of assault during village cricket match
Here's what else is making the news in this week's TM, out today:
"28.06.2016 09:50:25" Timeline Photos The Teesdale Mercury wants your marvellous stories for its Roald Dahl-inspired writing competition.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/summer-of-stories-challenge-%e2%80%93-can-you-compose-a-short-story-for-kids#sthash.vatpNrVW.dpuf
"28.06.2016 09:46:45" The Witham We are delighted that our friends at Teesdale Mercury are running an Adults Writing for Children Competition as part of #summerofstories, to be judged by the wonderful children's author Anne Fine and supported by Radio Teesdale.
Deadline for entries is It's time to get creative, we've launched a writing competition for adults who are encouraged to pen short stories for kids.
"21.06.2016 14:01:28" Timeline Photos Another busy old week at Mercury towers. This week's paper is now out and includes some lovely pictures from last weekend's Cotherstone and Gainford fun days. To see what else is making the headlines, see
"15.06.2016 16:14:05" www.facebook.com www.facebook.com We've been asked to share this link to a very worthwhile cause..
Could people please vote for this local charity please? David Nelson was local builder from Hillend in Weardale who sadly died following suffering a heart attack and due to rural location
"15.06.2016 12:13:37" Timeline Photos "This is a devastating incident and a stark reminder of how a fun afternoon swimming with friends can end in tragedy"
Police name teenager who died at High Force as 16-year-old Curtis Atherton.
Full story here:
"15.06.2016 09:05:28" Timeline Photos Despite valiant efforts to save his life, a 16-year-old boy from Hartlepool has died after going for a swim at High Force
"14.06.2016 23:02:57" Timeline Photos A MASSIVE emergency operation was launched this evening at High Force after a swimmer got into serious difficulties and was airlifted by police helicopter.
Police believe four people had been swimming below the waterfall and one got into trouble. The
"14.06.2016 21:14:05" Timeline Photos The emergency services are attending a major incident at High Force. Police believe four people were swimming below the falls when one got into trouble. A major rescue operation was launched involving all the services out in force. A male has been found
"14.06.2016 17:06:49" A man is in a 'critical condition' after a crash near Ingleton this afternoon.
"14.06.2016 13:39:06" Timeline Photos This week's paper is out - here's what's making the headlines...
"09.06.2016 20:30:28" Timeline Photos The fun stops here! Popular Streets of.. festival will not return to Barnard Castle
"09.06.2016 20:26:21" Timeline Photos "I have never done any cooking. Why I said yes, I don't know"
Teesdale's David Harper - the latest contestant on Celebrity Masterchef. Here's hoping there's a shock in
"09.06.2016 20:22:24" Timeline Photos Numbers up at "one of the best" Tan Hill Shows
"09.06.2016 20:19:53" Timeline Photos Brave Staindrop girl celebrates end of chemotherapy with hair-raising day
"09.06.2016 20:16:44" Timeline Photos TRADERS at Barnard Castle's weekly market have hit back at the town's business guild saying they should be doing more promoting and less talking down.
"08.06.2016 13:00:41" Timeline Photos Good news for Barningham Cricket Club and Raby Castle CC – both sides are through to the quarter finals of the Eggleston Cup.
Barningham will play Burnhope, with Raby facing the winners of the Haughton/Tudhoe match to be played next Tuesday (June 14). The
"07.06.2016 18:05:09" Royal Mail Teesdale GOING GREEN: "A party at the bottom of the garden" by former Barney postie Harry Maddison and family
Photo on page 5 'Barnard Castle Meet' supplement in the Teesdale Mercury Wednesday June 1, 2016. . . All our photos from Barney Meet are now available to browse at www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk
But be patient scrolling through them - there are nearly 200!
"07.06.2016 15:45:03" Timeline Photos This week's front page highlights an epic 175-mile run being undertaken by Evenwood Road Runners in 27 hours - it's inspired by a toddler who is battling cancer.
Here's what else is making the
"04.06.2016 18:34:56" Timeline Photos Good turn out for Newsham's regally themed village carnival this afternoon. Plenty of pictures in next week's paper...
"02.06.2016 12:55:30" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post Police at the scene of the stabbing in Middleton-In-Teesdale. Ambulance crews say a woman suffered "minor wounds" in the incident. Durham Police say a local woman in her 30s has been taken into custody after the
"02.06.2016 12:35:32" BREAKING NEWS: The emergency services say a woman has been stabbed in Middleton-in-Teesdale today.
"31.05.2016 12:35:53" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post The Tuesday after Whit weekend is always a special one for the Teesdale Mercury and this year is no different because we're printing an eight-page pullout packed with photos from the Meet parade, boat race and pet show (we'll be uploading a whopping 180
"30.05.2016 17:14:52" Timeline Photos Here's another one from Barnard Castle Meet. It's of a Startforth school pupil taking part in the parade. He's pictured handing out 'save our school' leaflets to the crowd. Many more photos of groups and individuals in this week's paper
"30.05.2016 16:23:04" Timeline Photos It's been a great day at Barney Meet. We've got so many fantastic photos of everyone - there will be an eight-page pullout inside this week's paper packed with pictures.
"29.05.2016 19:46:44" Timeline Photos Happy birthday Katie! Let's hope Durham County Council can make your wish come true...
"29.05.2016 15:42:25" A 61-YEAR-OLD has been killed in a crash on a well-known accident blackspot in Teesdale.
Durham Police are appealing for witnesses after the fatal road accident, which occurred at 5.35pm on Friday on the A688, Barford Corner, between Staindrop and
"27.05.2016 08:03:20" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Organisers of Barnard Castle Meet are gearing up for its 131st year this weekend. Here's what's happening and where:
"25.05.2016 09:17:19" Timeline Photos We'll be taking a trip down memory lane for next week's paper to celebrate the place Startforth school has had in the community for generations. We've found a huge file of photos. Here's one of them, from July 1981, of Arthur Walker's retirement after 17
"24.05.2016 10:46:37" Timeline Photos The fight to save Startforth school takes centre stage in this week's TM, which is on sale now.
We're delighted to be able to back parents in their campaign and have challenged the county council's reasoning for closing the school. This week's paper has
"19.05.2016 21:57:19" And this one was from Phil Hughes, of Bowes:
"This does seem to emanate from a moment of madness! Startforth is expanding its population at a greater rate than any other Teesdale village. The provision of primary education within the community in which
"19.05.2016 21:46:18" There are some heartbreaking and wonderful comments being made on our online petition to save Startforth School.
This comment was made by mum Lizzie Phillipson.
"After reading the proposal for the possible closure of Startforth school I can honestly
"19.05.2016 10:04:28" change.org Durham County Council: Save Startforth Primary School! Durham County Council is proposing to shut Startforth Morritt Primary School, near Barnard Castle, County Durham. The school is a valued part of the community and has been for many years. With 226 family homes being built in Startforth, it will continue Our online petition to Save Startforth School has been launched. Please sign and share (it's also really important for people to sign the written petition too when they see a copy and the consultation documents).
"18.05.2016 20:39:28" But these great words of advice have been given to people in Startforth from Ruth Nattrass who campaigned to save Rookhope School. She says: "Write letters to the cabinet committee members and education team! Write everyday, email, get the children to
"18.05.2016 20:23:24" report.The report.the Durham County Council: Funding changes may make small schools financially unviable.
These are worrying times for small schools in rural areas. First it was Forest school, now Startforth's on the closure list.
The county council's official press release
"18.05.2016 17:12:20" Timeline Photos The Teesdale Mercury will this week launch our Save our School (SOS) campaign to help parents who are trying to keep open Startforth primary school. Our first step will be to launch this petition (here's a screenshot). If anyone wants a copy, please get
"18.05.2016 17:08:35" Timeline Photos Parents fighting to save Startforth Morritt Primary School will hold their first campaign meeting at the caravan park at The Lendings tomorrow at 7pm. They have described the proposed closure as "devastating" saying their children love it there.
"18.05.2016 10:59:50" Timeline Photos BREAKING: Parents furious at proposal to close Startforth Morritt Memorial School - council says plans to build 228 homes in the village won't bring enough children. Here's the link to the story (more in next week's paper)
"17.05.2016 11:37:00" Timeline Photos This week's Teesdale Mercury is out now - here's what's making the news
"15.05.2016 11:51:12" Timeline Photos It was one of the biggest days in Teasdale AC's calendar with the staging of the Raby runs this morning. Report and pix in this coming week's paper, in the meantime, here's one of the Evenwood Road Runners youngsters finishing the 1.2k run in front of a
"14.05.2016 18:51:07" twitter.com Anthony Coulls on Twitter “Blossom in Teesdale at the Thorpe Light Railway, running tomorrow 12-4pm https://t.co/p2ebQIDQYq” Open day at Thorpe Light Railway tomorrow
"14.05.2016 17:34:24" Barney cricket club's first team have just recorded a massive win against Hartlepool whose ranks include ex-England star Phil Mustard.
Barney got 313-7 in their 50 overs. Local lads James Quinn and Richard Borrowdale both scored hundreds. Mustard managed
"14.05.2016 09:48:09" Timeline Photos ...and also there's a day of busking going on at The WItham to raise funds for a scheme to provide young people with subsidised tickets to concerts and other activities. Kicking things off this morning were the Barnard Castle School Band
"14.05.2016 09:46:02" Timeline Photos Couple of events in town for anyone in and around Barney today (SATURDAY)... firstly a book signing at the Mercury Bookshop with Andrew Graham Stables whose Secret Penrith has just been published. Details here...
"14.05.2016 06:14:47" Timeline Photos That's another one in the bag. Evenwood Town FC won the Auckland Charity Cup last night with a 2-0 win over Howden-le-Wear at Willington. Here's skipper Colin Welsh collecting the trophy. Full report and pix in next week's paper...
"13.05.2016 07:49:20" After last weekend's bonanza, can Evenwood Town FC make it four cup final wins out of four for Teesdale teams? They're in action tonight in the Auckland Charity Cup final against Howden le Wear. The match is being played at Willington FC and kick off is
"11.05.2016 13:45:52" Timeline Photos More than 60 photos from this week's paper are now available for people to browse and buy including dozens from the Dales Pony Annual Spring Show on Saturday
"10.05.2016 10:59:47" Timeline Photos Row over MP's EU tractor stunt at town market and sporting success for Teesdale teams - this week's TM
See more at:
"08.05.2016 13:10:45" Timeline Photos THAT'S THREE OUT OF THREE
Barney FC won their Sunday morning league cup final with a 2-0 victory over Newton Aycliffe Navy Club at Willington. That makes it three cups out of three for the dale's sports teams this weekend. Report and pix in this coming
"07.05.2016 19:17:47" Timeline Photos Is it May or March?
This photo was taken near Barnard Castle today. Daffodils in full bloom and little lambs.
"07.05.2016 19:09:44" Timeline Photos Oh dear....
That moment when you realise it's all over. This one was from Evenwood Cricket Club this afternoon. Full report and pictures in next week's Teesdale Mercury. It's shaping up to be a cracking paper - especially if you love local sport.
"07.05.2016 08:22:11" Timeline Photos BOWES FC WIN MAKES IT TWO OUT OF TWO FOR DALE SPORTS TEAMS
After Barney RUFC's success on Thursday night, it was Bowes FC's turn to try to get their hands on some silverware in the final of the South Durham Bowl against Coundon and Leeholme at West
"06.05.2016 17:15:02" Fashion show raises £900 for Friends of Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School
"06.05.2016 17:14:17" Head calls it a day after 16 years at Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/head-calls-it-a-day-after-16-years-at-middleton-in-teesdale-primary-school#sthash.5joRx0NY.dpuf
"06.05.2016 17:08:24" Timeline Photos THE Appleby Horse Fair season, which last year resulted in human excrement on public footpaths in Teesdale, illegal encampments and community discontent, is a "diverse community happening and not a public safety event".
"05.05.2016 21:49:42" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Barnard Castle RUFC who tonight won the Junior County Cup for the third year in a row, this time with a 40-14 victory against Winlaton Vulcans. Here's skipper Adam Kicks receiving the trophy from John S Denham of the Durham RFU
"05.05.2016 18:37:30" Timeline Photos Meet the bagpipe playing, beekeeping vicar
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/the-bagpipe-playing-and-beekeeping-vicar-who-s-keeping-busy#sthash.aRwx5w3s.99ZxZxaz.dpuf
"05.05.2016 18:32:36" Timeline Photos Youngsters are preparing to take centre stage alongside the town's mayor in this year's Barnard Castle Meet parade.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/princesses-of-barnard-castle-meet#sthash.7RK2jUNm.dpuf
"05.05.2016 18:30:12" Glaxo tells staff about Brexit threat to factory
TEESDALE biggest employer, GlaxoSmithKline, has told its 1,300 employees that leaving the EU could cause risks and uncertainty for its Barnard
"04.05.2016 14:10:16" Timeline Photos BREAKING NEWS: Forest of Teesdale School has been saved!
After a two-month campaign led by residents and supported by the Teesdale Mercury, Durham County Council has made a u-turn on the hugely unpopular proposal to shut the rural
"04.05.2016 07:31:10" Timeline Photos 'Attila the hen' lays a giant egg
A DALE smallholder received an eggs-traordinary surprise when she went to check on her 15 hens.
Katey Wallace had noticed Attila, her year-old hybrid chicken, was not moving quite as easily as normal – and when she saw
"03.05.2016 14:18:35" Timeline Photos This week's Teesdale Mercury, which includes a free 24-page farm and country pullout packed with features, is out today. Here are a few of the headlines in the main paper
"03.05.2016 09:40:59" There's a lot of concern about the proposed shake-up to services at Darlington Memorial Hospital.
Here's the story we ran in March explaining the NHS Better Health consultation – specialist centres 'could see NHS services moved
"03.05.2016 08:21:43" Timeline Photos Doubtful whether Barnard Castle CC's overseas player Lachlan Pfeffer has ever had to resort to this type of headwear in his native Australia - but the cool, showery, spring day didn't stop him scoring a brilliant century at Vere Road yesterday - full
"01.05.2016 19:08:11" Timeline Photos Teesdale farmer Christopher Holmes after recent 999 drama: "Thanks for everyone's support."
A farmer, who returned to work only days after becoming trapped in machinery, has thanked well-wishers for their support.
Christopher Holmes, 44, became trapped
"01.05.2016 19:01:14" Timeline Photos Runners are gearing up for one of Teesdale's biggest annual events.
The Raby Castle Races sees hundreds of people don their trainers and hit the estate's pathways
"01.05.2016 18:59:20" Timeline Photos Sadness over closure of Barnard Castle church
"01.05.2016 18:56:23" Timeline Photos Another week, another whack out of a Teesdale heritage landmark.
Egglestone Abbey Bridge suffered its worst damage in more than half a century after being hit by a vehicle last week.
Large chunks of the bridge fell into the River Tees
"01.05.2016 18:53:04" Timeline Photos Barnard Castle shop owner shocked by 'we'll sue you' threat
"30.04.2016 10:46:43" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post There'll be some colourful sights around Barney this afternoon (Saturday) - 11 Morris dance sides are in town. They've been going through their paces at The Bowes Museum this morning. Performances in and around Scar Top from about 1.15pm.
"29.04.2016 18:48:14" ... And here's the story we ran this month on what's on the table...
PLANS to overhaul urgent care in County Durham and Teesdale are taking shape.
Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has revealed there are three options to change the current
"29.04.2016 18:42:05" twitter.com HW County Durham on Twitter “https://t.co/x1W7nNrmSz Give your views at NHS Urgent Care Public Consultation Event GlaxoSmithKline Barnard Castle DL128DT Sat 30 Apr 10-12” Should GP surgeries be open longer and at weekends? One of the options proposed here. Public consultation tomorrow in Barney.
"29.04.2016 16:27:16" Timeline Photos This farming life? It's like no other, says upper Teesdale family
"29.04.2016 16:21:29" Timeline Photos Why you'll fall hook, line and sinker for Teesdale's reservoirs
"29.04.2016 16:20:00" A VILLAGE “peppered” with dog fouling may soon be under the watchful eye of video cameras.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/hidden-cameras-to-catch-gainford-s-dog-dirt-culprits#sthash.3yYwEvfQ.dpuf
"29.04.2016 16:17:55" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury 'Travelling criminals' blamed after theft of bikes from secured shed in Butterknowle
"27.04.2016 07:47:01" Timeline Photos We have it on good authority that these two put on a great show. They're at The Witham in Barney tonight and tickets are available...
"26.04.2016 20:20:23" Timeline Photos Archaeologists' race against time to record Roman relics -
"26.04.2016 20:16:34" Timeline Photos YOUNG people in the upper dale have warned county bosses that cutting funding to a vital youth club will lead to increased social isolation and problems such as depression and self-harming.
"26.04.2016 20:13:22" Timeline Photos A BARNEY teenager's hair cut has helped raise more than £1,400 for the Teesdale branch of Cancer Research UK.
"26.04.2016 20:09:59" Timeline Photos Barnard Castle festival to celebrate the magic of author Roald Dahl
- See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/town-festival-to-celebrate-the-magic-of-author-roald-dahl#sthash.vAkJBqh0.dpuf
"26.04.2016 15:20:10" Timeline Photos Barney Meet scaled back, Abbey bridge smashed again and 'Attila the hen' lays gigantic egg - it's all in this week's TM. Out
"26.04.2016 08:31:51" kickstarter.com Rangoli & Rituals with artist, Raj Rani at The Bowes Museum We want to create a unique piece of Indian art, a 2.5m wide rangoli pattern in the entrance of our Museum to welcome all visitors. The Bowes Museum has launched another crowdfunding campaign – this time to raise money to create a unique piece of art
"22.04.2016 18:24:45" twitter.com AlzSoc NE England on Twitter “The Teesdale Mercury has become the region's first Dementia-Friendly newspaper. @lyndsay_oxley and Teesdale Mercury” We're backing Barnard Castle's bid to be a dementia-friendly town
"22.04.2016 08:52:50" A child has been knocked over by a vehicle in Barnard Castle, this morning. Witnesses said he was "knocked up in the air" but police believe he has not suffered serious injuries.
"22.04.2016 07:42:33" Timeline Photos Fireworks fit for a queen at the castle last night. We've been out and about at various events across the dale to mark Her Majesty's 90th birthday. Picture spreads in next week's paper...
"21.04.2016 09:02:34" Timeline Photos Dale church says: Be proud to be English on St George's Day
While St George's Day frequently passes with scarcely a nod to England's patron saint, the congregation of St Osmund's Catholic Church, in Gainford, is inviting everyone to wear red and
"20.04.2016 17:40:33" A GAMEKEEPER has shot dead a dog following another sheep worrying incident in Teesdale, police say.
The incident happened in the Bowes area today. A lurcher-type dog was killed after attacking sheep and lambs.
Officers are trying to track down the
"20.04.2016 14:38:01" Timeline Photos Just received details of the Blacksheep Morris Dancers' Day of Dance on April 30, which brings the grand total of listings in next week's What's On Guide to 100! Plenty going on in the next couple of weeks!
"20.04.2016 10:58:50" Timeline Photos If cricket's your thing, then this week's Mercury is for you. We've a preview of the new season looking at prospects for Barnard Castle CC in the NYSD Premier League Premier Division was well as all the dale sides taking to the field in the Darlington
"19.04.2016 14:23:53" Timeline Photos This week's paper also comes free with our 16-page monthly TM Life pullout packed with lifestyle features
"19.04.2016 14:20:38" Timeline Photos This week's front page - click on the link to see what's making the news in the TM
"19.04.2016 08:47:01" Timeline Photos Couldn't resit sharing this picture of a tiny Tamworth pig we took on our travels last week. Ain't it cute?!
"18.04.2016 15:18:57" youtube.com Forest of Teesdale School Currently threatened with closure, we recorded some of the pupils', past and present, and parents' reactions to the news. Faced with possible closure, past and present pupils from Forest of Teesdale Primary School have created a wonderful YouTube video about how much the school means to them...
"15.04.2016 20:24:10" twitter.com Alex Metcalfe on Twitter “Pie and pasty cheer for #BarnardCastle bakery https://t.co/rp3mrhhrMc” Life of pie
"15.04.2016 18:10:11" Timeline Photos A BARNARD Castle town councillor who has spoken publically for the first time about living with dementia has heaped praise on the care on offer across the dale.
John Yarker was diagnosed with dementia last year and has had to scale back his role on the
"15.04.2016 07:59:18" Timeline Photos More than 2,000 people have signed our petition to save Forest school – council's plans to launch a public consultation on the closure have stalled after the public's
"14.04.2016 10:00:14" Timeline Photos All the pictures from this week's packed paper are now up online for you to browse and buy, including all those from the dominoes finals night. Go to www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk or follow the link from our home page at www.teesdalemercury.co.uk
"14.04.2016 09:57:39" Timeline Photos There's no escaping the impending EU referendum and this week the Government's controversial £9million leaflet dropped on Teesdale doormats. So for this week's online poll we're asking whether readers have made up their mind how they will vote (NB we're
"13.04.2016 15:31:52" eventbrite.com Teesdale: Connecting communities You are invited to the first 'Teesdale News Cafe' to enjoy an hour and a bit of invigorating conversation fuelled by some tasty bites. This is the first of a series of 'news cafes' to be held over the next two years and this one is specifically for people Your chance to help shape the news!
"12.04.2016 15:26:21" Timeline Photos This week's front page: Worried teens confront county council bosses over cuts which they say will "eradicate" their youth club.
Here's what else is making the
"10.04.2016 09:49:01" Congratulations to Barney RUFC - the thumping win against Redcar yesterday secured promotion to Northumberland/Durham division 1 next season, Report and pix in this coming week's paper.
"07.04.2016 08:42:29" Timeline Photos In this week's paper, we got the dates of the Teesdale Players' murder mystery Who Killed the Vicar? wrong. It is being performed THIS weekend (April 9/10) at Cotherstone Village Hall and not April 16/17 as stated. Saturday's show is already sold out, but
"05.04.2016 15:28:26" Timeline Photos This week's paper also includes our monthly Farm and Country supplement...
"05.04.2016 15:26:46" Timeline Photos This week's paper, which features a full obituary, tributes and the part played by Lord Barnard in giving the Mercury a helping hand...
"04.04.2016 10:00:17" Timeline Photos Lord Barnard dies aged 92
The Teesdale Mercury will be printing a full obituary with tributes in this week's paper
"31.03.2016 19:21:28" Timeline Photos A FREAK accident stopped an amateur actor realising his lifetime’s dream when he really did "break a leg" on stage.
"31.03.2016 19:14:01" Awkward moment for Arriva's PR team at the launch of their new "max buses" in Barnard Castle when this punter told us what she really thought...
“These buses shake like hell and when I’m sat on my coat the new leather seats mean I slide off when the bus
"31.03.2016 19:08:16" Timeline Photos Nice one Mufti!
FOOD fans in search of a tasty curry should look no further than one Barnard Castle restaurant.
Staff at The Bengal Merchant, on The Bank, have received a County Durham Excellence Award by the Cobra Good Curry Guide.
"29.03.2016 16:28:50" Timeline Photos The 'Welcome to Yorkshire' sign is now gone from the gates of The Bowes Museum... for reasons on why they were there, check out the comment from the museum on our post yesterday.
"29.03.2016 13:17:45" Timeline Photos Outrage over thefts from Barney charity shop - and Durham County Council showing indecision over whether to press ahead with the proposal to shut Forest School.
This week's Teesdale Mercury â€“ here's what's
"28.03.2016 13:38:28" Timeline Photos Bit of a kerfuffle over this large "Welcome to Yorkshire" sign on the front of The Bowes Museum... in County Durham. Story in this week's paper
"25.03.2016 19:30:01" Timeline Photos â€œIf you close the school, the dale will die. It will be dangerous to travel a long way, especially in winter. The school is like a family to me and I will be lost if it closes."
Leticia, Forest of Teesdale School pupil writes to the education boss who
"25.03.2016 12:17:37" Sue Matthews, landlady of Langdon Beck Hotel, has this to say about the road closure...
"Please remember that we are still open all the way through the closure here at Langdon Beck Hotel, you can get to us via St John's Chapel. Have an adventure,
"25.03.2016 10:14:37" Timeline Photos Here's the map of the diversion route for upper Teesdale residents and tourists when the B6277 shuts near Ettersgill.
The road will be closed for essential repairs following a major landslip in December. The closure will be in place from Tuesday, March
"22.03.2016 15:57:56" youtube.com joeswinbank Barnard Castle police arranged for 98-year-old Joe Swinbank to enjoy a trip in a 1942 jeep - 70 years to the day since he landed in France where he served as... In a special tribute to 99-year-old Normandy veteran Joe Swinbank who has sadly died, here's the video we made in 2014 when Barney Police took him for a trip down memory lane in a vintage Army jeep.
"22.03.2016 15:50:46" Timeline Photos This week's paper...
What a drama! Actor breaks a leg for real in a freak stage accident...
...and we say farewell to Joe Swinbank - the man who captured Hitler's
"13.03.2016 14:09:05" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post Lovely spring morning to be out and about covering sport for this coming week's paper – we've action from Barnard Castle FC's home win over NA Iron Horse in the Wear Valley Sunday League and Barney Richmond U16s' rugby demolition of Stockton. More pix and
"11.03.2016 11:10:12" Timeline Photos CAMPAIGNERS have questioned Teesdale’s MP, Helen Goodman, after she said Durham County Council’s decision to review Forest of Teesdale School was “fair”.
The county council is proposing to shut the remote school.
This is despite widespread opposition from
"10.03.2016 22:19:16" Timeline Photos Request to dig up flowers on West Auckland village green 'beggars belief' say couple
"10.03.2016 22:17:21" Timeline Photos IT was only rock and roll – but a group of toddlers liked it when they met one of Teesdale’s top performers. -
"10.03.2016 22:16:04" DURHAM County Council has defended its decision to close a major route to the upper dale during the Easter holidays, saying it will not disrupt school or have an impact on the busy Easter weekend. But affected businesses say the closure will hurt crucial
"10.03.2016 22:15:27" Timeline Photos A VACANT motor showroom which once housed a community art centre is to be transformed into a family pizzeria.
"10.03.2016 21:54:09" change.org Durham County Council : Save Forest of Teesdale Primary School from closure – it's the heart of... Durham County Council is proposing to shut Forest of Teesdale School, which has served the remote community of upper Teesdale for nearly 300 years. The school is loved by pupils, teachers and residents. Ofsted inspectors have heaped praise on it, Fantastic show of support and resolve at tonight's public meeting to save Forest of Teesdale School.
We've hit the 500 mark on our online petition and countless more on our written one, which is doing the rounds across the dale (if you'd like one, send
"09.03.2016 21:03:43" We've yet to have an answer on whether our MP, Helen Goodman, will back Teesdale's fight to save Forest of Teesdale School. Hoping she'll support a rural community's struggle to keep the upper dale alive.
"09.03.2016 20:21:13" Barnard Castle Business Guild demands public has their say over Meet funfair
"09.03.2016 20:19:57" Timeline Photos Tributes to Lord Strathmore – 'a friend to many people'
"09.03.2016 20:17:04" Timeline Photos A BARNARD Castle railway enthusiast is hoping to bring the town’s railway heritage back to life. This year will mark 160 years since Barnard Castle railway opened as well as 51 years since use of the lines ceased.
A meeting to discuss the potential of
"09.03.2016 20:14:10" Timeline Photos A WARD that was controversially closed at Richardson Hospital, in Barnard Castle, could reopen later this year if staff can be recruited.But worried residents who are fighting to keep their “cherished hospital” in full operation claim there is a hidden
"09.03.2016 20:13:00" Timeline Photos Junk food fan Matt aiming to get in shape for Great North Run -
And Matt, who works for the Merc, is good to his word. That can of coke is still in our fridge and we ate the chocolate bar last week!
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"09.03.2016 18:25:43" Timeline Photos Here's another one of the under-threat Forest of Teesdale School from our archives from 1981. It's a school that's been an integral part of the upper dale for generations. We reckon any proposal by Durham County Council to shut it is approaching
"09.03.2016 18:21:16" Timeline Photos Our archive photo of Forest of Teesdale School getting its first computer in 1983. Not bad for one of the most remote schools in the UK - then and now, looking forward! We'll be running a 'Remember When' special in next week's paper as part of the
"09.03.2016 10:45:06" Timeline Photos The fight to save Forest School meant we used this wonderful photo much smaller than we would have done normally on our front page this week. It was taken by reporter Stuart Laundy. It's only fair that we show you the picture in all its glory,
"08.03.2016 21:09:21" change.org Durham County Council : Save Forest of Teesdale Primary School from closure – it's the heart of... Durham County Council is proposing to shut Forest of Teesdale School, which has served the remote community of upper Teesdale for nearly 300 years. The school is loved by pupils, teachers and residents. Ofsted inspectors have heaped praise on it, And this comment from a Lunedale resident sums up the campaign to save Forest of Teesdale School:
"We need to keep effective and valuable facilities where they belong to maintain viable communities. The school is successful, viable, the heart of the
"08.03.2016 21:03:16" Timeline Photos Christoph bids farewell to Barnard Castle as he sets sail on four-year adventure
"08.03.2016 20:59:50" Timeline Photos And in other news...
Barnard Castle town councillor steps down amid claims of harassment
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/barnard-castle-town-councillors-steps-down-amid-claims-of-harassment#sthash.mQRBnlaD.dpuf
"08.03.2016 20:22:19" change.org Supporter comments · Durham County Council : Save Forest of Teesdale Primary School from closure... I am signing because I am an ex-pupil of this school and I loved my time there. They got me to where I am today which is taking GCSE in Year 9 (2 years early) and Year 10 and now I am in my last year. Also I have got a place in college and looking forward We're getting so many great comments on our online petition to save Forest school:
Many from parents, residents and past pupils. Here's what one wrote:
"I am signing because I am an ex-pupil of this school and I loved my time there. They got me to
"08.03.2016 15:58:24" change.org Durham County Council : Save Forest of Teesdale Primary School from closure – it's the heart of... Durham County Council is proposing to shut Forest of Teesdale School, which has served the remote community of upper Teesdale for nearly 300 years. The school is loved by pupils, teachers and residents. Ofsted inspectors have heaped praise on it, An online petition to save Forest of Teesdale School has also been launched. Please sign it and share it!
"08.03.2016 14:28:07" Timeline Photos And we're also starting a petition to save Forest school today. You can sign it at our shops in Market Place and Galgate, Barnard Castle, as well as at our base Enterprise House. We'll also be dropping it off at outlets up the dale tomorrow.
"08.03.2016 14:05:35" Timeline Photos Fight for Forest! Campaign kicks off in this week's Teesdale Mercury - pupils tell us how they've got 'the best school in the world' and we explain why it needs saving
"08.03.2016 12:01:47" This week's poll is online - should Forest of Teesdale School be closed? Vote at www.teesdalemercury.co.uk
We will put up our front page shortly
"06.03.2016 15:21:38" Timeline Photos HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
This little lamb was among the first of more than 600-plus expected at one dale farm this spring. Read more in the 24-page monthly farming supplement in this coming week's Mercury.
"05.03.2016 13:31:22" Timeline Photos TRESPASSERS and “ghost hunters” were trying to gain access to St Peter’s just days before today’s major fire, say residents.
An official investigation into the cause of the blaze is yet to be carried out but fingers are being pointed after repeated
"05.03.2016 10:58:17" ST PETER'S BLAZE UPDATE: From our reporter Martin Paul at the scene – the fire took hold on the side building that is set to be demolished and replaced by homes. The main front of St Peter's is unaffected. Firefighters are still in attendance but the
"05.03.2016 09:35:22" FIREFIGHTERS are dealing with a major fire at St Peter’s in Gainford.
A spokesman for County Durham Fire Brigade said they were called in the early hours of this morning and at one point had five engines at the scene.
At 7am, there were three fire
"04.03.2016 21:39:48" twitter.com Addicted to Sheep on Twitter “"This unhurried, intimate, honest film is unmissable." Watch @addictedtosheep @RhegedCentre TODAY at 4pm #Cumbria!” Hands up if 'bigger is not better'. Great photo of our small but perfectly formed school. Save Forest of Teesdale School. #fightingforforest
"04.03.2016 20:57:48" We've asked our MP to next Thursday's public meeting organised to save Forest of Teesdale School. Hoping she'll be available.
"04.03.2016 13:13:47" Timeline Photos Save Forest of Teesdale School!
The Teesdale Mercury is going to be "Fighting for Forest" and joining the community's campaign in the upper dale. Please, please get behind it too!
Get along to the public meeting at Forest-of-Teesdale Primary School on
"04.03.2016 12:58:52" ***Community Meeting***
Following the recent news of the potential closure of Forest-of-Teesdale Primary School, Staff and Governors invite you to a community meeting to discuss the current situation and future action.
The meeting will be held at
"03.03.2016 16:59:08" Timeline Photos Just had the comment from Durham County Council on why it wants to close Forest of Teesdale Primary School.
"Bigger is better" seems to be the message. What do you think? Are they right?
"03.03.2016 13:59:15" We've now had confirmation of the proposed closure of Forest of Teesdale School. See the previous post for updated story. Such sad news for the upper dale.
"03.03.2016 13:05:40" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post BREAKING NEWS: Education officials are proposing to close Forest of Teesdale Primary
"01.03.2016 15:44:49" Wendi I know I've missed the deadline to get in this week's "What's On", but is there any chance you could highlight this Charity Coffee Morning to raise funds for two excellent charities: Carers Trust and Alzheimer's Research UK.
Carers Trust have a goal: To
"01.03.2016 15:03:59" We've also got a new online poll up and running. In this week's paper, railway enthusiast John Moore has called a public meeting into the possibility of developing a heritage railway in the dale so we're asking whether you think it's a good idea. Go to
"01.03.2016 15:01:26" Timeline Photos Good news – our website is back up and firing on all cylinders! So here's a preview of what's making the news this week...
"25.02.2016 21:36:52" In or out?
The MPs covering our patch have revealed how they will vote in the EU referendum. Teesdale's Labour MP, Helen Goodman, says she'll be voting for "jobs" by staying in the EU. Conservative MP Rishi Sunak, who covers our North Richmondshire
"24.02.2016 08:50:49" Timeline Photos AN inspirational Staindrop Scout is to be awarded a rare bravery medal for supporting charity and sharing her experience of living with
"24.02.2016 08:47:46" Our website is now back up and running! Sorry for any inconvenience.
"23.02.2016 13:58:24" Timeline Photos All the pictures from this week's Mercury are now up online to browse and buy, including those taken at the Teesdale Business Awards, last weekend's football and rugby and the holiday Trashion fashion event at Teesdale School. Go to
"23.02.2016 13:00:00" Timeline Photos This week’s 48-page news-packed Teesdale Mercury is on sale this afternoon – and here are some of the stories making the headlines.
Charity set up after tragedy: Let’s end ‘shaken baby’ taboo – balloon release planned in Barnard Castle to raise
"20.02.2016 17:24:58" We've got a few gremlins in our website so if anyone wants to contact us please drop us a line via Facebook or email email@example.com
Of course you can also give us a call during office hours on our new number 01833 696756.
"19.02.2016 19:52:17" Timeline Photos DURHAM’S Police and Crime Commissioner pledges to try to "really make a difference" over Barnard Castle's HGV problems.
This is what he said: "We have to have a broad approach as to how we address the problem. We need to get some co-ordinated response
"19.02.2016 19:44:31" Upper Teesdale lamb consortium takes on the supermarkets
It is almost three years since seven farms in upper Teesdale got together to create their own lamb cooperative. Farmer Daniel Bell spoke to Alex Metcalfe about how it is going
"19.02.2016 19:42:32" After several years of debate and meetings, should this debate be finally put to bed or should the discussions continue... let us know what you think!
Town council broadly in favour of Barnard Castle Meet funfair remaining on car park
"19.02.2016 19:40:56" A SPATE of break-ins in Barnard Castle last week may be linked.One theory police are working on is that a drifter or homeless person may be responsible for the incidents.
"19.02.2016 19:40:13" Timeline Photos PARKING restrictions on a narrow road in Barnard Castle road have been welcomed after long-running complaints.
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"19.02.2016 09:58:02" Timeline Photos Teesdale Business Awards: The winners.
It was a fantastic night and we really enjoyed covering it. All credit to the organisers – well done Radio Teesdale and Enterprise House!
Loads more individual photos and
"19.02.2016 09:47:47" Timeline Photos Teesdale Business Awards: Best new business – Cafe Fresh
"19.02.2016 09:44:57" Timeline Photos Teesdale Business Awards: Best community project – TCR Hub
Don't forget to read our awards night special feature in next week's paper for many more photos and a look back on the night
"19.02.2016 09:41:42" Timeline Photos Teesdale Business Awards: Apprentice of the Year – Gemma Barratt from Zhoo.
Don't forget to read our awards night special feature next week for many more photos and a look back at the night. You'll also be able to soon view and browse photos
"18.02.2016 21:24:18" Teesdale Business Awards winners announced
Congratulations to artisan pizza business Stable Hearth, of Gainford, who were the overall winners in this year's Teesdale Business Awards, which were announced tonight at a packed ceremony at The Witham.
"18.02.2016 14:42:50" COUNTY Durham looks increasingly likely to sign up to a North East super council with devolved powers from London, along with an elected mayor for the region, after the results of a household poll were revealed.
A “clear majority” (59.5 per cent) of
"17.02.2016 11:05:34" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post Now we're settling in to our new home at Enterprise House, we've had chance to catch up on a few things, including our picture website www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk Photos from the last two week s(February 10 and February 17) are now up online to
"16.02.2016 12:31:10" Timeline Photos This week's Mercury is in the shops – here's what's making the news...
"14.02.2016 17:29:00" MIDDLETON-in-Teesdale's outdoor centre which closed its doors almost three years ago has finally been sold – but council chiefs are staying tight-lipped about what it will become or how much it fetched.
"14.02.2016 16:24:01" Timeline Photos CLOSING cricket’s gender gap has taken a big step forward in Teesdale.
Girls from Teesdale School have had the chance to sample the game at training sessions run by Durham Cricket Board with help from club coaches John Ashworth and Anthony Coatswo
"13.02.2016 18:26:01" Timeline Photos PLANS for a record-breaking rope bridge across the Tees near Barnard Castle remain “in limbo,” town councillors were told.
"13.02.2016 16:24:01" Timeline Photos MORE than £1,800 has been raised in memory of a popular member of staff at a Barnard Castle builders’ merchants who died last year after a long battle against cancer.
Violet Conran was a purchasing clerk at S&A and during her four years at the firm
"13.02.2016 16:23:00" Backing for Barnard Castle FC's £75,000 changing rooms bid -
"12.02.2016 21:21:00" Dog dirt 'more important issue than young people' in Teesdale -
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/dog-dirt-more-important-issue-than-young-people-in-teesdale#sthash.n0fWd39S.dpuf
"12.02.2016 20:19:01" Build now apply for permission later - cops
"12.02.2016 19:22:00" Timeline Photos County council rakes in £1,800 a month from car parking fines in Barnard Castle
"12.02.2016 19:16:01" Timeline Photos Castle Players drama group learn about weapon of mass destruction for next show
"12.02.2016 18:15:01" Timeline Photos Good vibrations inspired musician Andy’s new LP – written in just 2hrs 30mins
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/good-vibrations-inspired-musician-andy%E2%80%99s-new-lp-%E2%80%93-written-in-just-2hrs-30mins#sthash.MB5lBS6J.dpuf
"12.02.2016 16:17:28" Timeline Photos AIRGUN vandals have struck again just weeks after targeting a church.
"12.02.2016 16:09:43" Barnard Castle School head hits out at 'misleading' exam tables -
"12.02.2016 16:08:59" 38 homes planned for former Kays Hall Farm, Evenwood
"12.02.2016 16:07:57" ANGLERS from two clubs are to share a purpose built two-lake fishery at Gilling West in what is thought to be the first agreement of its kind in the country.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/angling-clubs-agree-to-share-purpos
"12.02.2016 16:07:35" Timeline Photos Forest of Teesdale pupils are looking the part for war-inspired art session
"12.02.2016 16:03:58" Timeline Photos HIGHWAYS bosses have been accused of passing the buck over damage caused to Barnard Castle’s historic buildings and an A1 diversion that is sending juggernauts through the town centre.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/call-for
"12.02.2016 16:03:00" Timeline Photos "I'm gutted to sell Fryer Tucks, in Barnard Castle, but the future’s not my wallet’
"12.02.2016 16:02:10" TWO mobility scooters worth more than £1,000 have been stolen from a Barnard Castle pensioner’s home.
Maurice Abrahams had both his four-wheel access scooters taken from his garage in Cecil Road, off Raby Avenue
See more at: http://www.teesdalemerc
"12.02.2016 16:01:39" Timeline Photos A TEESDALE eco-group is preparing for a fight with housing developers.
Kier Living Ltd has been sold land in front of Deerbolt Young Offenders’ Institution, in Startforth, and hopes to build 162 family homes there.
But eco-group Rotters, based at De
"09.02.2016 15:33:01" It's worth highlighting one of our stories this week - 150 years of Teesdale Mercury archives are now online for people to search. You can browse back copies up to 2005 by looking at individual editions or entering key words. We can't take any
"09.02.2016 13:30:21" Timeline Photos This week's front page...
"02.02.2016 16:06:35" Timeline Photos Our front page this week has the heartfelt tribute to Barnard Castle's Gavin Jones from his parents who say they will never get over losing their 'precious' son.
"29.01.2016 08:44:46" Timeline Photos IT’S an end of an era for dales farmers after it was announced the final Land Rover Defenders will roll off the production line today.
More than two million of the 4x4s have been produced over the past 68 years as it became one of the most-loved and
"27.01.2016 23:49:01" THE number of police incidents in Evenwood and Ramshaw is at its highest for years, concerned parish councillors have noted. -
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"27.01.2016 21:44:01" IT’S only a matter of time before horses stampeding on the streets of Evenwood smash into a car and seriously hurt someone – or worse. That’s the message from village councillors who are looking to new laws to curb the problem, which they say is gett
"27.01.2016 20:50:00" AN iconic Teesdale feature has become inaccessible because of a landslip
"27.01.2016 20:46:00" A VENTILATION shaft at a fish and chip shop has been labelled a “necessary evil”.
A complaint has been made about Barnard Castle’s 149 Fish and Chips, in Galgate, regarding noise and cooking smells coming from a kitchen ventilation unit at the rear
"27.01.2016 19:44:11" Timeline Photos A Teesdale hairstylist’s work will be used to promote a leading salon worldwide.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/jess-turns-on-the-style-as-part-of-saks-a-team#sthash.S5hsrBSH.dpuf
"27.01.2016 19:30:44" Timeline Photos COUNCIL TAX HIKE
TOWN councillors have backed proposals for a huge increase their annual budget.
It will mean an inflation-busting eight per cent rise for residents in Barnard Castle levied by the town council. This will be added to the four per ce
"27.01.2016 19:22:55" Timeline Photos “I always wanted to tell stories – I love them. Stories are close to my heart and their settings are often in Teesdale because I fell in love with the area."
Author Rebecca Jenkins speaks about her work - and her father, the former Bishop of Durham,
"27.01.2016 19:20:04" Timeline Photos Dalton author draws on dad's diaries for new insight into First World War
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/dalton-author-draws-on-dad-s-diaries-for-new-insight-into-first-world-war#sthash.LDFpJtoX.dpuf
"27.01.2016 19:18:05" Timeline Photos UPPER dale farmers will be beamed across the nation as they remembered one of the coldest winters ever recorded -
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/bbc-s-countryfile-to-screen-special-on-teesdale-s-ice-cold-winters#sthash.AI3dMc
"27.01.2016 19:16:50" Timeline Photos A THOROUGHFARE used by old people and visitors to Barnard Castle has been described as a disgrace
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/vomit-fag-ends-and-rubbish-–-welcome-to-barnard-castle#sthash.KJWHfYbY.dpuf
"27.01.2016 19:15:07" Timeline Photos THE Prime Minister has hailed the efforts of a charity founder who has raised more than £800,000 and helped 2,000 disabled and disadvantaged children get into sport
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/charity-founder-hailed-by-pr
"26.01.2016 14:19:01" Timeline Photos This week's TM - out now
"22.01.2016 08:46:46" Things that have been started and finished in less than seven years…
The First World War.
The Second World War.
Things that haven't even been started let alone finished in seven years...
Repairs to fix Barnard Castle’s walls.
"22.01.2016 08:26:21" Timeline Photos The castle walls saga in numbers:
The amount of days since the walls of historic Barnard Castle started to fall down.
The number of days workmen have spent fixing them.
"21.01.2016 22:05:56" Timeline Photos A couple whose love survived the Second World War...
...Happy 70 years of marriage!
"21.01.2016 22:01:32" Timeline Photos BARNEY RUBBLE...
What next for the crumbling castle walls? More talks from Durham County Council, English Heritage and Raby Estates - or action to finally fix them after seven years?
"21.01.2016 21:52:10" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad 21st century technology helps dale man catch up to 8,500 moles a season.
- See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/mole-catcher-chris-combines-old-and-new-to-keep-pests-under-control#sthash.s1cFiJZA.dpuf
"21.01.2016 21:48:51" Timeline Photos 2015 was a landmark year for one farming family – it was 150 years since the Andersons first took up residence at Moorhouse, near Brignall. Reporter Stuart Laundy finds out why it will be the end of an era when the present incumbent, Doug Anderson, d
"21.01.2016 21:47:07" Timeline Photos A youngster from Eggleston has had a new taste of the limelight after landing a leading role in a national advertisement for a phone app which aims to help users take control of their sugar intake
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Arti
"21.01.2016 21:45:44" Timeline Photos AN airgun marksman has been taking pot shots at a church’s security lights and cameras -
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/yobs-open-fire-on-barnard-castle-church-in-repeat-airgun-attacks#sthash.sXZRLLcC.dpuf
"21.01.2016 21:44:35" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad OWNERS of off-road vehicles have been warned not to drive them on historic Cockfield Fell.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/drivers-warned-not-to-take-4x4-vehicles-onto-cockfield-fell#sthash.jvVRRCvs.dpuf
"21.01.2016 21:43:21" Timeline Photos LESS than ten years after it was formed, Barnard Castle and Teesdale Riding Club is producing champion riders.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/rosettes-galore-for-teasdale-s-talented-horse-riders#sthash.a7mMWCWF.dpuf
"21.01.2016 21:42:04" Timeline Photos Teesdale's red squirrel revival comes to an end
Photo by Martin Rogers
"21.01.2016 21:40:02" Timeline Photos DON’T take logs from storm damaged trees – you could be committing theft. That’s the message from police following a number of complaints from landowners.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/taking-store-damaged-trees-for-logs-is-
"21.01.2016 12:41:08" PUBLIC BODY BLOCKS TEESDALE MERCURY FROM MEETING ON CASTLE WALLS - OUR REPORTER IS SHOWN THE DOOR BY TAXPAYER-FUNDED TEESDALE ACTION PARTNERSHIP
THE Teesdale Mercury has been stopped from letting people know about the latest initiative to fix Barnar
"19.01.2016 16:43:26" Timeline Photos What's making the news in this week's Mercury
"19.01.2016 11:55:23" Consultation papers have been dropping through letterboxes from Durham County Council about whether the county should be part of a North East Combined Authority. So for this week's Mercury poll we are simply asking: Yes or No – should County Durham b
"18.01.2016 17:47:51" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post Teesdale has been looking at its best in recent days after a covering of snow. Here are two photos from our archives in 1978/9 when the snow got so bad the Army had to send tanks to reach villages
"15.01.2016 11:07:18" Timeline Photos A story to make you smile on a Friday... http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/celebrity-cow-sheds-fat-to-catch-bull-s-eye#sthash.wrw5mHoM.dpbs
"15.01.2016 09:08:50" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post DECENT EXPOSURES...
Teesdale Photographic Society has been happily snapping away for decades. Trevor Brookes caught up with the club and had a peep at some of members' work - and he was not left disappoin
"12.01.2016 12:02:58" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post In this week’s Teesdale Mercury, we’re reporting how the B6277 in upper Teesdale will be shut for up to two weeks due to a landslip. We’ve got details on how it will affect you and the long diversions to get to and from the upper dale.
We’ve also go
"12.01.2016 11:14:21" In this week’s Teesdale Mercury we’re reporting on the biggest council tax rise in years for County Durham residents. Durham County Council stands accused of misleading the public about its four per cent rise – but the authority has hit back by sayin
"07.01.2016 13:22:24" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post THE Teesdale Mercury is giving away six pairs of tickets to the North East Wedding Show on from Saturday, January 16, to Sunday, January 17, at the Metro Radio Arena.
To enter, all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name,
"06.01.2016 22:25:02" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad BARNARD Castle’s Market Cross has been repaired three times in as many years after being struck by vehicles, but county bosses believe this is remarkably little
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/blame-drivers-for-hitting-barnar
"06.01.2016 21:46:10" Timeline Photos "I was a boy in a man’s world. I had literally only turned 18 and I was thrown into the thick of it in Northern Ireland during the height of the Orange march season. I got pulled into the crowd and I was stamped on. They broke my eye socket. I got a
"06.01.2016 21:43:30" Timeline Photos A LIVERY yard owner says people feeding treats to horses could be killing them with kindness.The warning comes after a horse in Butterknowle had to be treated until the early hours of the morning because of a life-threatening bout of colic. It was br
"06.01.2016 21:40:40" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post DOZENS of iconic Dales Ponies will take to Teesdale’s streets to mark a special year for the breed.
This July will see 50 ponies ride through Barnard Castle as part of the Dales Pony Society’s 100th anniversary celebrations
"06.01.2016 21:35:30" Timeline Photos AN artisan cheese-maker from Teesdale has found business success in the most unlikely of places – a former prisoner of war camp
"06.01.2016 21:34:13" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad PLANS to build new homes in a picturesque dale village have met strong opposition.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/too-many-homes-too-soon-say-concerned-whorlton-residents#sthash.4gnxv0Bd.dpuf
"06.01.2016 21:33:35" Timeline Photos With just four members Barnard Castle Homing Society contemplated closing up for good. Reporter Lyndsay Oxley discovers a pastime which could soon be confined to history
"05.01.2016 16:23:22" BREAKING NEWS – Bowes farming pair jailed for being part of major sheep rustling operation
Judge tells them: "This is a dreadful business. You preyed on your neighbours"
TWO members of a Bowes farming family have both been jailed for three years fo
"05.01.2016 12:39:36" Timeline Photos The Mercury has kicked off 2016 with a number of great giveaways – including tickets to the Station Cinema and tickets to see the Snow Bear family show at The Witham. This week we are also printing the first of four vouchers to win a diamond ring wor
"05.01.2016 08:36:38" Appeal from Barnard Castle police:
A male peacock has been spotted close to the road heading out of Barnard Castle towards the Kinninvie Crossroad. If anyone is aware of a missing peacock, or knows who it may belong to could you please let us know
"30.12.2015 18:22:17" LEGENDARY folk band Fairport Convention will perform in Barnard Castle next year.
- See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/folk-legends-fairport-convention-to-play-barnard-castle-gig#sthash.DBzI4RU1.CWvApSFH.dpuf
"30.12.2015 13:49:20" Timeline Photos THE path from Scar Top to Bridgegate in Barnard Castle is now back open after county officials ruled it to be safe.
Their investigation came days after the route was closed following concerns about cracks opening up along the path and possible s
"30.12.2015 11:54:14" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad AN INTERACT group has been overwhelmed by the response of their school mates to a food bank appeal.
More than 250 items were collected at Teesdale School by the group which is affiliated to Barnard Castle Rotary Club.
See more at: http://www.teesda
"30.12.2015 11:53:33" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury - Not found Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad PEOPLE in a dale estate face having to pay about £1,000 per household to have their roads adopted by Durham County Council – unless they are able to raise the cash elsewhere.
"30.12.2015 11:52:56" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad THE family of a Teesdale man whose love of the great outdoors was inspired by his time as a Scout have helped his former troop’s fundraising drive for a new minibus.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/mourners-repay-scouts-for-
"30.12.2015 11:52:08" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad CALLS have been made for an annual bonfire to be banned because of the mess left behind on a village green.
"30.12.2015 11:50:21" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad 'No evidence' foreign drivers are flouting Barnard Castle bridge ban
"30.12.2015 11:49:47" Timeline Photos A POPULAR and well known Teesdale woman has described receiving a top award as a “lovely surprise”.
Sheila Dixon, press officer for The Bowes Museum, was recognised in the CIPR North East PRide Awards in the “in-house PR practitioner of the year” ca
"30.12.2015 11:47:39" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad Barnard Castle Town Council investigates taking on the ownership of money-spinning car parks
"28.12.2015 13:53:28" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post BREAKING
Path taped off after cracks reported in path running alongside Barnard Castle from Scar Top to Bridgegate
"28.12.2015 10:54:49" Timeline Photos It's a fairly quiet bank holiday Monday in Barney this morning. Hope everyone had a splendid Christmas. There are now almost 90 photos from our double edition up online for you to browse and buy at our dedicated picture site such as this one from the
"22.12.2015 12:30:01" Timeline Photos Your little stars!
This year’s Teesdale Mercury nativity pullout (free with this week’s paper) is one to cherish. We’ve got 35 photos of hundreds of children from schools across the Teesdale area including:
Cotherstone, Cockfield, Staindrop, St Mary
"22.12.2015 12:13:14" Timeline Photos IT’S Christmas and that means the Teesdale Mercury’s double edition is in the shops.
This year’s bumper newspaper runs to 80 pages (our biggest ever!) and is jam-packed with news, features and all things festive. There are also 12 pages of school nat
"21.12.2015 20:06:00" Timeline Photos A WEEK of workshops has culminated in a collection of artwork to be installed at Ingleton Primary School.
"21.12.2015 20:04:29" Timeline Photos A DALE charity has been saved from having to close its doors after securing a huge pot of Lottery cash.Teesdale Disability Access Forum almost had to call it a day but a £200,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund will ensure it not only continues but c
"21.12.2015 20:02:32" Timeline Photos A MUSICIAN has his beard to thank for landing a position on the set of a multi-million pound television production.
ITV’s most expensive production yet, Beowulf, is to hit televisions screens next month and among its most anxious first time viewers
"20.12.2015 21:21:50" THE former home of a heritage centre for England’s largest ancient monument could be converted into housing. The Gaunless Valley Visitor Centre, at The Slack, near Butterknowle, was saved by the actions of residents back in 2012. But despite a £10,00
"20.12.2015 21:20:33" Timeline Photos WOMAN ONCE GIVEN JUST WEEKS TO LIVE RELEASES CHARITY CHRISTMAS SONG
A TEESDALE couple have penned a festive song to raise awareness of a liver charity. Tim and Karen Phizackerley, from Barnard Castle, have written ‘I remember Christmas every day’ t
"19.12.2015 20:34:59" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad COUNCIL TAX HIKE
THE county council says it will pay “special attention” to people living in rural areas such as Teesdale after announcing it needs to save £290million by 2020.Libraries, museums, theatres, bus services, bin collections and children’
"19.12.2015 20:33:20" Timeline Photos THE owner of a Barnard Castle countrywear shop has been left devastated after thieves stole £18,000 worth of stock.
"19.12.2015 20:32:00" Timeline Photos AN ETHERLEY couple have lit up their Christmas tree in the colours of the French flag in support of the victims of the terrorist attack in Paris.Gary and Sylvia Shaw turned their tree into the Tricolore after being touched in the aftermath of the att
"19.12.2015 20:30:38" Timeline Photos A Cockfield family have lit their house with a dazzling Christmas lights display for charity in memory of their loved ones.Paul and Nicola Hogg decorated their home on Front Street last year with hundreds of lights to raise money for the Butterwick H
"18.12.2015 20:47:08" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad Super-safe Middleton-in-Teesdale is hailed for 'policing itself'
"18.12.2015 20:42:52" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad AN art gallery with offices and a cafe is to close before Christmas after the venture ran out of cash.The Nest, a converted car showroom in Newgate, was set up with public funds in 2010 by regeneration group Barnard Castle Vision, which itself folded
"18.12.2015 20:41:57" Timeline Photos A TRIO of choirs “are in fine voice” are they prepare for their annual Christmas concert.Carols by Candlelight will feature the community choir No Added Sugar, the all female ensemble Concordia and the mixed voice group Carillon under the direction o
"18.12.2015 20:39:48" Timeline Photos YOUTH workers have received a recruitment boost after two of Teesdale’s own made the grade. Newly qualified youth workers Sarah Pybus Franklin and Hazel Wilson received level two certificates after completing their training at the TCR Hub, in Barnard
"18.12.2015 20:38:40" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad VOLUNTEERS are needed to help prepare vegetables and put up decorations for a free Christmas lunch in Barnard castle.Organisers of an annual festive lunch at The Hub, which is free, still need more people to help out.
See more at: http://www.teesda
"17.12.2015 19:48:59" Timeline Photos AN ANNUAL clay pigeon shoot that has raised more than £16,500 for charities and community projects is on target to fund vital heart start equipment in all upper dale communities.
"17.12.2015 19:46:55" Timeline Photos WHEN Noel Wren, of Barnard Castle, started his driving career England had just won the World Cup, Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister and John Lennon had declared The Beatles were “bigger than Jesus”.
"17.12.2015 19:45:43" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad Folk legends Fairport Convention to play Barnard Castle gig - See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/folk-legends-fairport-convention-to-play-barnard-castle-gig#sthash.0ZDsyP0X.dpuf
"17.12.2015 19:43:53" Timeline Photos Update on the pot bellied pig found near Barnard Castle (see previous post):
The sad news...
Police believe it was dumped by an owner who couldn't look after it any more.
And the good news...
The person who found it is happy to take it in - un
"17.12.2015 13:06:19" Timeline Photos An appeal issued by Barnard Castle Police this afternoon:
A black pot bellied pig (similar to to the one pictured) has been found in the Barnard Castle area. If anyone has any information or knows who the owner may be please contact Police on 101.
"16.12.2015 21:00:01" Timeline Photos A GROUP of amateur actors chosen to appear on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company have been busy preparing for next year’s once-in-a-lifetime production
"16.12.2015 20:37:00" Timeline Photos Youngsters in Cotherstone got into the festive spirit with an early visit from Santa Claus.
The children enjoyed their Christmas party which saw youngsters from the pre-school as well as the village’s playgroup come together
"16.12.2015 19:32:09" Timeline Photos WORKERS are paying tribute to a cancer victim by using the raffle she organised every Christmas to help beat the disease that took her life.The death of Violet Conran, who worked at S&A Fabrications, in Barnard Castle, left family, friends and collea
"16.12.2015 19:29:47" Timeline Photos PUPILS at Bowes Hutchinson’s Primary School were buzzing with questions when they were visited by a live bumble bee.
"16.12.2015 19:24:13" Timeline Photos She waited in silence for two and a half minutes before he was satisfied. Then he pulled the lever to open the trap beneath her feet, and launched her into eternity. Within a minute a black flag was hoisted over the jail to announce to the 400-strong
"16.12.2015 19:21:31" Timeline Photos COLOURFUL jumpers have helped boost three charity causes before Christmas.Staindrop School ushered in the festive season by allowing their pupils to wear Christmas jumpers
"16.12.2015 19:20:22" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad A DALE charity has said goodbye to its final founding member.
Barnard Castle-based The Clique bid farewell to original member Chuck Hughes who has retired after celebrating another successful year of fundraising.
"16.12.2015 19:19:28" Timeline Photos HEARTLESS vandals who set out to damage Christmas lights in a dale village risk being caught red-handed. Cockfield’s Christmas tree lights received a covering of anti-vandal grease to help catch would-be criminals after lights on last year’s tree wer
"16.12.2015 19:03:26" Dozens of nativity photos from schools across Teesdale
Here we go! We're rushing headlong into our bumper Christmas edition. And for all the mums and dads out there, it's nativity time! At the last count we had about 40 photos from across the dale
"15.12.2015 11:45:09" Timeline Photos THIS week’s paper comes with a 20-page pullout featuring your Christmas greetings. Also included are dozens of photos taken of people in the party spirit from pubs across the dale.
Here's what's making the news in the main paper:
"14.12.2015 22:30:01" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad PLANNING permission is being sought to open up a new type of hotel in Teesdale – one that offers a relaxing stay for dogs -
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/creature-comforts...-plans-unveiled-for-pet-hotel#sthash.iEw2MykR.dpuf
"14.12.2015 22:16:05" Timeline Photos THE council has been described as the Grinch in Barnard Castle’s Christmas after volunteers were given a parking ticket while helping to put up the town’s Christmas lights display
"14.12.2015 22:10:34" Timeline Photos WORKMEN went through the early hours of the morning over two days to light up Barnard Castle with rows of icicle illuminations.More than 24,000 lights make up the display that lines Market Place and Horsemarket.
"14.12.2015 22:08:58" Timeline Photos AN age-defying runner has raised more than £6,000 for two “vital” dale organisations. Eggleston’s Margaret Bradshaw, 89, completed the Great North Run for Utass (Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services) and Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mount
"14.12.2015 22:07:07" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad Farmers stumps up cost of festive meal for more than 70 people
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/farmers-stumps-up-cost-of-festive-meal-for-70-people#sthash.08UIdvKq.dpuf
"14.12.2015 22:05:50" Timeline Photos AN independent trader became the mouse that roared in Barnard Castle’s best dressed window Christmas competition. David Jamison, who runs the Wool Mouse, in Galgate, followed up a highly commended accolade in the YSL competition by being judged overa
"13.12.2015 12:15:28" Timeline Photos Great fun at the Teesdale AC Santa Run this morning... loads of pictures in this week's paper
"13.12.2015 09:47:59" Timeline Photos News from The Bowes Museum this morning (SUN) is that the Santa Run GOES AHEAD. Courses will be altered to take into account the conditions. Both Elf Run and Santa run will take place.
Spread the word.
"12.12.2015 15:23:02" Today's snow has led to the A66 being closed after Bowes. The wintry weather has also caused gridlock in Barnard Castle and there have been dangerous roads across the dale. We've been hearing of a number of accidents and near misses. Folly Bank has b
"11.12.2015 21:20:01" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury - Not found Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad A RELIEF road round the east of Barnard Castle would be a simple solution and people should continue to campaign for it, the county’s traffic boss has said. -
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/highways-chief-reconsider-£14m-barn
"11.12.2015 20:55:00" Timeline Photos DOZENS of teddy bears have been collected by a school to help child refugees. Cockfield Primary School collected 28 bears to help children’s charity Project Paddington.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/teds-to-put-a-smile-on-
"11.12.2015 20:00:50" Timeline Photos WE WANT YOUR BRAS! HELP US TO HELP THEM FIGHT BREAST CANCER
BARNARD Castle Guides have been overwhelmed by the response to their appeal for old bras after more than 200 were donated in just days. Hundreds more are expected to be given to the group,
"11.12.2015 19:53:23" Timeline Photos 'We have tackled Mickleton flooding' insists highways chief - See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/we-have-tackled-mickleton-flooding-insists-highways-chief#sthash.ijXqHTOW.dpuf
"11.12.2015 19:50:49" Timeline Photos THOUSANDS of pounds are to be invested into a digital radio kit for fell rescue and Farmwatch groups in Teesdale.The new radios and repeater system will improve communication and reaction capabilities of Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Resc
"11.12.2015 19:49:47" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad A TEESDALE youth worker has set up a fundraising appeal to help those hit by flooding in Cumbria.Rachel Tweddle, centre manager at The Hub, in Barnard Castle, was so moved by the damage wreaked by Storm Desmond that she has set up an online GoFundMe
"11.12.2015 19:48:36" Timeline Photos A CHRISTMAS gig, Santa’s grotto, crafts and stalls are among the highlights of Christmas events at The Hub, in Barnard Castle, over the next few weeks. - See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/centre-will-be-the-hub-of-christmas-activ
"08.12.2015 15:13:31" Timeline Photos What's making the news in this week's 48-page Teesdale Mercury
"06.12.2015 20:49:40" Mark newly floodlit Market Cross and festive lighting
"06.12.2015 20:47:44" Carol River Tees at Middleton
"06.12.2015 17:58:52" Mark The weir on the Tees at Barnard Castle today..
"05.12.2015 17:15:47" Timeline Photos Road shut at Eggleston Hall Bank - photo by Marcus Bainbridge.
"05.12.2015 15:27:56" Sam There is a car parked outside rugby club on birch road and looking out of my window it looks like a roof tile on their windscreen. If you know them it might be wise for them to move it just incase more come down. It's a black Nissan reg number L10 TC
"05.12.2015 15:24:01" Timeline Photos Barn blown down in upper Teesdale - taken by Marcus Bainbridge
"05.12.2015 15:11:25" Police information on flooding
The river levels on the Wear in Durham City are pushing the limits set by the Environmental Agency for risk of flooding; officers stationed near to Framwellgate Bridge and Milburngate Bridge report water is now pushin
"05.12.2015 15:09:08" Road at Newbiggin looks passable now, according to a resident. But take care!
"05.12.2015 15:08:10" Homes flooded out in California Row, Middleton-in-Teesdale, and there's an appeal for more sandbags.
"05.12.2015 14:52:15" Timeline Photos Taken by Tom Jackson by the Tees in Barnard Castle
"05.12.2015 14:28:30" Timeline Photos Damage near High Riggs, Barnard Castle. Luckily no one was hurt
"05.12.2015 14:23:09" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post Storm damage pictures
Lots of people are reporting sheds, fences and chimneys being blown down. Claire Naylor, of Baliol Street, in Barnard Castle, took these photos of the damage to a home across the road
"05.12.2015 14:02:42" twitter.com Danny Savage on Twitter “Not just flooding. Very windy too. Trees down - this is the Barnard Castle turn off on A66 at Greta Bridge.” Tree down, A66
"05.12.2015 13:43:39" twitter.com Steve Messam on Twitter “@teesdalemercury the upper dale road is blocked at Newbiggin with rising water. Already number of stranded vehicles” Report that vehicles are stranded because upper dale road is blocked at Newbiggin. Steve Messam posted this
"05.12.2015 12:58:45" Timeline Photos IMPORTANT - PLEASE SHARE! The road just after the sharp corner at Bowlees straight is rapidly subsiding into the river. The police have been notified but take care!
This photo was taken by resident Jan Butterfield who issued the above warning.
"05.12.2015 12:52:26" It's wild out there and Durham Police says Teesdale is baring the brunt with a number of roads affected by fallen trees and flooding. The tree across the main road at Lartington has now been cleared but people are being advised to drive with care. We
"03.12.2015 15:54:05" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad BREAKING NEWS: Two members of Bowes farming family found guilty of being part of organised sheep rustling operation
"03.12.2015 08:54:18" Timeline Photos Looking for Christmas gifts? Don't forget to pop to our shop in Barney!
You can check out our shop's new page here:
"02.12.2015 08:31:24" Timeline Photos Happy Christmas from Teesdale!
Most of Barnard Castle's Christmas lights are now up - thanks to the amazing efforts of volunteers at the festive lights committee, as well as the many people who have donated money. Our reporter Martin Paul was up ear
"01.12.2015 12:14:03" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad This week's main story concerns the ongoing court case about three family members accused of being part of a sheep rustling operation in Teesdale. Buy this week's paper to read more.
"01.12.2015 09:24:17" Timeline Photos THE LIGHTS FANTASTIC!
Barnard Castle awoke this morning to find the town decked in lovely twinkly Christmas lights.
Volunteers from the Christmas lights committee, who have been raising money all year year to revamp Barney’s ailing illuminations,
"28.11.2015 13:05:20" Timeline Photos AN Esperley mechanic is celebrating after being announced as Bishop Auckland College’s apprentice of the year.Mathew Hodgson earned the award after completing a three year course that saw him qualify in September last year - See more at: http://www.t
"28.11.2015 13:04:03" teesdalemercury.co.uk THE work of a Middleton-in-Teesdale artist has been driven to a whole new level after a bridge – made entirely from paper – proved to be strong enough for a Range Rover to cross. - See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/range-rover-dr
"28.11.2015 13:01:18" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad Cash dispute: Spending up to £300 on a velvet collar for the mayor is 'worth the money'
AN impassioned defence of mayoral chains has been made following criticism about how much is being spent on them. Barnard Castle Town Council has allocated £300
"28.11.2015 12:58:13" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad DISRUPTION on a narrow Teesdale street will leave residents feeling “under siege”, councillors have been told. -
"28.11.2015 12:56:23" Timeline Photos RESIDENTS of Barnard Castle and Teesdale are being urged to help bring Christmas cheer to as many of the wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans as possible. - See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/help-fill-festive-
"28.11.2015 12:55:03" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad VIOLENT crime has increased in Teesdale, according to the latest figures. Current statistics show a rise of 60 more crimes overall compared with this stage last year – with 20 more instances of violent crime. - See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury
"26.11.2015 12:30:38" Want to win £100?
BUSINESSES have appealed for more entrants in their competition which has a prize of £100. Shoppers are being invited to write to the Teesdale Mercury about what they think of their Christmas shopping experience. The answer deemed
"24.11.2015 12:32:01" Timeline Photos This week's paper is on its way to the shops... here's a preview of what's inside
"23.11.2015 19:07:14" Timeline Photos NUISANCE motorists who stop on the yellow zig-zag lines outside Cockfield Primary School are having their number plate details taken down - by the children
"23.11.2015 19:01:29" Timeline Photos A family-run Teesdale transport company has hit back after claims one of its drivers caused damage to a Christmas display.
Last month Middleton-in-Teesdale Parish Council reported that M J Close & Son Ltd, of Bowes, was to be billed after one of thei
"23.11.2015 12:20:06" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post Our reporter Martin Paul took these shots of the first snow of the season at the weekend. We think they're superb and hope you agree!
"22.11.2015 20:32:00" Timeline Photos MUMS are marking the 20th year of their school fundraising group by pledging to hold 20 activities to collect more money than ever before.
The jewel in the crown for The Friends of Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School will be the annual Christmas Fai
"22.11.2015 20:30:01" Timeline Photos A BARGAIN £1 takeover deal has been struck on who should run Barnard Castle�s mid-week market – after three-and-a-half years of negotiations.
"22.11.2015 19:21:57" £6,800 quad bike stolen from farm in Lunedale
"22.11.2015 19:16:36" Timeline Photos Councillor's fears about youth boozing rejected as Cafe Fresh, in Middleton-in-Teesdale, gets licence -
"22.11.2015 19:15:03" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury - Not found Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad ‘No’ to more social housing, ‘yes’ to pensioner properties in Gainford
"22.11.2015 19:13:55" teesdalemercury.co.uk Prepare to be dazzled as Teesdale lights up for Christmas
WINTER’S early dark nights are due to get a whole lot brighter as communities around the dale get together to turn on their colourful festive displays.
- See more at: http://www.teesdalemerc
"22.11.2015 19:12:19" Timeline Photos Liz’s delight as kids bring colour to annual Middleton tradition
"22.11.2015 19:10:59" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad A CALENDAR depicting farm life and Teesdale scenery has gone on sale in benefit of farming charity Utass
"19.11.2015 20:01:19" TEESDALE’S MP has described the temporary closure of a ward at a community hospital in Barnard Castle as “death by stealth”.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/thousands-sign-petition-against-ward-closure-at-richardson-hospital#s
"19.11.2015 19:54:09" Timeline Photos Irish Examiner newspaper sums up the heartbreak of Jonah Lomu's death
"19.11.2015 19:44:58" Four-and-a-half years ago Paul Place’s wife died in a tragic accident. Reporter Alex Metcalfe went to Gainford to talk about how he has coped with loss through the practice of mindfulness
- See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/i-co
"19.11.2015 19:33:53" andy-kirkpatrick.com Andy Kirkpatrick view - The Truth About Waterproof Breathable fabrics Andy Kirkpatrick is a mountaineer, motivational speaker and award winning author If you are thinking of spending a small fortune on a top-of-the-range waterproof coat from an outdoor shop... STOP! That's the message from this expert. Interesting reading for anyone who loves the outdoors in winter.
"19.11.2015 17:02:05" tog24.com Find out how Teesdale photographer Paul Kingston gets the first snow photos of the season in the national press. We expect many more from him this weekend.
"19.11.2015 16:37:49" Timeline Photos Now that's what I call a cottage industry
Dry stone walls and Teesdale’s famous white farm houses make perfect subjects for model maker Trevor Dixon. Reporter Wendy Short finds out how his hobby turned into a small cottage industry
"19.11.2015 16:32:24" Timeline Photos IT is known as the “Chapel on the Hill”, but as a place of worship it had stood empty for decades.
Now the historic local landmark, in Forest-in-Teesdale, has been given a new lease of life by award-winning Swiss architects, Evolution Design.
"19.11.2015 16:31:00" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad CALLS have been made for businesses to act more quickly to hazards such as broken glass around their premises
"19.11.2015 16:30:10" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad 'Slap on the wrist' for those who ruin our countryside
"19.11.2015 16:29:26" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad Cockfield GP says farewell after 46 years in the dale
"19.11.2015 11:17:36" Timeline Photos Snow predicted for Friday night
"18.11.2015 17:55:27" Mercury Shop Mercury Shop is part of the local newspaper Teesdale Mercury based in Barnard Castle, offering a wide range of items. Worth a look - the Mercury shop's new page
"18.11.2015 15:50:17" A whopping 121 community event listings already for next week's Teesdale Mercury! Anyone would think Christmas was around the corner..
"18.11.2015 11:42:19" Timeline Photos And who can forget the bus that stopped to pick up passengers in the middle of the 2012 flash flood? What were they thinking?!
"18.11.2015 11:16:42" Timeline Photos One from our more recent archives, prompted by a conversation in our office about the constant wet weather.
Anyone remember the flash flood in Barney in July 2012? Now that's proper rain!
"17.11.2015 12:55:47" Timeline Photos This week's 48-page Teesdale Mercury includes a special Christmas countdown what's on pullout.
"15.11.2015 10:59:25" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post NICE WEATHER FOR DUCKS!!
Bonkers weather. Warm enough for T-shirts after hours of rain. River well up - it has been over the banks in Barney although it had dropped a little at time of posting. How is it along the river where you are?
"13.11.2015 10:19:51" BONFIRE UPDATE
Organisers of Barnard Castle Meet's bonfire and fireworks display say the event is still ON for tonight.
The gates will open from 4pm.
The Twinkle Show starts at 6pm.
Organisers are aiming for the main display to begin at 7pm.
"12.11.2015 14:27:47" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Weekly Newspaper News Latest News Features Business Sport Art & Leisure Country Life Archive Advertise With Us Submit an Advert Enquiry About Us Shop Photos Submit a Photo Lifestyle Magazine Dale Leisure Feedback on Dale Leisure Contact Submit and Ad Upper Teesdale hits the big screen in Bollywood blockbuster Shaandaar
We received a letter from someone who claimed the producers were irresponsible and had sent out the wrong message with the skinny dipping scene at Low Force - especially after th
"12.11.2015 14:21:12" teesdalemercury.co.uk www.teesdalemercury.co.uk Speeding now at 'unbelievable' levels in Staindrop, says councillor
"12.11.2015 13:03:29" Good news for staff at Morrisons, in Barnard Castle...
Usdaw has secured a pay rise for retail staff in Morrisons, taking the basic rate to £8.20 from £6.83. The deal has been backed in a ballot of union members, with nearly 75% voting in favour an
"10.11.2015 19:45:09" The untold story of the soldier killed the very moment peace was declared...
During the minute’s silence on Armistice Day tomorrow, spare a thought for First World War soldier Robert Bulmer Chatt, from Barnard Castle.
Robert had taken part in the ep
"10.11.2015 12:43:52" Timeline Photos Included in this week's paper is a 20 page Farm and Country supplement...
"10.11.2015 12:40:16" Timeline Photos This week's Mercury is a bumper 64 pages - here's a preview
"10.11.2015 11:47:27" Update on Barney bonfire night from the organisers:
Barnard Castle Bonfire Night will now be held on Friday, November 13. Please share. More details to come.
"08.11.2015 12:53:34" Timeline Photos Lest we forget...
One taken from a very wet Remembrance Sunday in Barnard Castle today. It's of Andrew Nicholson moments before playing the Last Post on the hill at The Bowes Museum. Many more photos in next week's paper